Hi I'm new to this Board. I've recently been seeing a neurosurgeon/pain specialist that I had to work my butt off to get a referral to go see one. (another long story) I was in a bad car accident when I was 20. I am now 35 and after 14+ years of managing my pain with chiropractic/massage and just keeping tabs on my body mechanics my back is finally at a place where I can't manage it myself anymore. I got an MRI and found I have 3 bulging disk L3/L4, L4/L5 and L5/S1. Plus I have mult canal narrowing. I get sciatica and lots of pain my right hip along with constant back pain that fluctuates day to day. My NS gave me a epidural steroid injection a couple weeks ago and no change, other then the next day I thought I was going to die from the pain and the muscle spasms. I took 6 hours for his office to finally call me back, but that's another story. Then yesterday I go in for my follow up and I end up seeing his PA not him, and she proceeds to tell me that I'll "GROW out of my pain as I get older. WTF!!! Has anyone ever been told this or heard of this?! I was floored. I'm scheduled for a facet injection next week and I'm starting with a new PCP in August and I think I might have to find a new NS. I'm so frustrated and depressed over all this. I have two girls at home ages 9 and 5 and there are so many things I have to miss out of on because "Mommy's hurting again"