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Ongoing lower back issues each doctor with different opinion
eastnc1234 posted:
I have had years of lower back pain along with it going out repeatedly. For years now I cannot sit at the dinner table (I have to eat standing up) and cannot be in the car for very long at all. Multiple MRIs show nothing outside of arthritis and degenerative disk disease. Five different back injections including epidurals have not helped.

I have been to five different spine specialist who have had five 5 different opinions, and all suggested different surgeries, so I am totally unsure of which one to believe is correct... Also I have been to ongoing physical therapy with no improvement.

I reside in eastern NC and am reaching out to see if anyone on the east coast has had similar issues and if so have you found a back doctor that has actually helped?
bj1208 responded:
Hi and welcome to the support group

first it would help us if we knew what your MRI report states. If you have written report please write down what it says for the arthritis and degenerative disc disease and which disc(s) are affected.

next if you could let us know what the different diagnosis given from each spine specialist.

it would also be helpful knowing what type of spine specialist you saw, ie., Orthopedic Spine Specialist or Neurosurgeon Spine Specialist do not list their names as it is against WEBMD's guidelines to not list personal info.

you must remember everyone is different and reacts differently to treatments. As an example any type of steroid injections have never helped me.

so the more we know about your background the more we can offer assistance.
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