April of last year I was a server and I picked up a glass tray and my back started to hurt immediately. I went to the doctor and they took x-rays, gave me muscle relaxers, and said it if doesn't get better he will see me in two weeks. Well two weeks went by and my back didn't get better, so I went back. He sent me to physical therapy. I went and I didn't notice any improvement once I finished. I just continued to deal with the pain. It has gotten so much worse j get back to the same doctor. He gave me a steroid pack and anti inflammatory and a muscle relaxer and said if it didn't get better to let him know. It didn't get better so he refereed me to a spine surgeon in our area. I just got out of the appointment with the surgeon. He told me everything looks fine on my MRI and X-rays. He said I should start going to the gym and just do trail and error to try and manage the pain. He also wants me to go back to physical therapy and to come back to the office in 4 months to see how I'm doing. When I come back my appointment will be with the nurse practitioner. I asked why I wouldn't be seeing the surgeon and his nurse said "since he doesn't see a need for surgery he just wants you to see her." I'm so frustrated right now. I know I'm only 20 but I shouldn't be in this much pain. It's not normal and I'm so tired of it.