Hello Everyone, I'm new to having chronic pain. I was injured last December & have been in pain every since . The doctors I've been seeing are workmen comp.docs & do not believe I'm in pain. However, they have me on light duty restrictions- no bending, twisting or lovelbs. n my cervical spine, I have a central annular tear @ C4-5 & abulging disc that contacts the.cord with edema @ C5-6 & in lumbar area, L4-5 bulging disc & L5-S1 that displaces S1 nerve. I also have osteophytes present in both areas. I.have numbess, tingling & seems like electrical.shocks in both arms, legs & groin area. I'm slowly losing strength in my arms & legs yet none of.this concerns them. The doc even stopped prescribing tramadol cause they dont feel its nerve pain. No other doctor will do.anything because its a.workmen comp.case so I have been reduced.to. suffering with only OTC meds which does not nothing to help. Is this normal to dismiss the patient's symptoms? My family has gotten together to get into see a internal med Dr to see if he can do anything to increase my quality of life. I don't want to be burden financial or physically to my family. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated?