My 21 year old son has been down in the back for 13 months! We have spent thousands of dollars and been to 7 different PT and 4 different DR’s. We finally got a diagnosis other he has a black disc or dehydrated disc. She said since he is 21 she would not recommend surgery and that we would even have a hard time trying to get a DR to do it. He can’t sit for more than 10-15 min without having to get up so he can’t take college classes right now. We had to get a medical withdraw. He has no life right now except laying around the house. He does do physical therapy. He tries to work out a little and does his stretches but is very limited in what he can do, because of pain!! He is getting very depressed and his life has drastically changed. I have him and appointment with a DO, does anyone have any recommendations or suggestions ?