I have had back pain for 2 years now, I have done every blood test for the arthritis that was found on my Mri in the Lower 5 vertebrae. The rheumatologist said he believes its a wear and tear arthritis. I have done 9 months of chiropractic as well as 4 months of physical therapy. The physical therapy became too painful and since no doctor is gonna Prescribe a 19 year old narcotics I have been doing injections and nerve burning Which will hopefully allow me to complete PT. Since I am doubtful that it will help I am debating going strait to surgery. I don't have much more money to spend chasing after temporary relief.. I have changed careers to try and ease the pain, which hasn't helped much. It's affecting my depression very badly since I can hardly manage the depression without being in constant pain so I'm feeling hopeless and don't really know what to do next. I can't live with this pain the way it is for. Much longer but surgery will be tricky since I don't have the luxury of missing 6 weeks of work without loosing my car, house etc. If any one has any suggestions please let me know.. I'm open to any possible solution, I'm at the point where I'm ready to just quit trying and live the next 60 years in pain which sounds like an awful life to me. But I don't see any decent options that don't require months of pain with a false promise for relief. Thanks in advance.