Hello all, I am a 31 year old woman that has been dealing with severe back pain for over 3 years! I have had 3 MRI's which all show that I have a Herniated L5 Disc and I also have Sciatica. I have been dealing with doctors that seem to think that I am not in as much pain as I really am. I am currently on Tramadol(doesnt do anything) Flexarall, Naproxen, Cymbalta Lidoderm patches. I have also used Valiums and Neurontin which haven't helped. I finally got a referral 6 months ago to an orthopedic surgeon who sent me to physical therapy for the 7th time in 3 years(doesn't help) and also sent me for epidural shots that didn't help either. I have good days but alot of bad days where I can't stand for more then 5 minutes at a time. I really don't know what to do it is hard to find any good doctors when you are on state insurance, no one wants to help you even when you do tell them everything you are trying doesn't help. I haven't been able to work in 2 years cause of the pain! If anyone can give me any suggestions to what to do I would appreciate it!View Thread
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