I am 21 suffering from lower back pain for 2 years now. I injured by back 2 years ago i was diagnosed with with a L4-L5 herniated disc my symptoms consisted of tingling, numbness, and weakness in my left leg. My doctor recommended for me to do physical therapy and to take muscle relaxers and high doses of NASIDs. I have continued to do my physical therapy for 2 years now and it has only made my symptoms worsen and the medicines were not working which I made my doctor aware of but they kept prescribing me the same thing just with different names. I Now am having flare ups everyday with a pain scale of 10 I cannot walk and I have to crawl to use the bathroom. I was referred to pain management last year and received steroid injections but it made my pain worse and causing more frequent and intense flare ups my pain management doctor refuses to give me any pain medication after countless phone calls of crying in pain and office visit of me walking like the hunch back of Norte dame and him saying constantly you look bad. Finally he referred me to have a spinal stimulator placed and to consult a neuro surgeon but the spinal stimulator cost is very hefty and surgery is scary many of my friends mothers had surgery and it only made their problems worst. At this point I am desperate to find pain relief my pain is driving me into deep depression and each doctor I talk to for an opinion mentions my age and how I will heal but ignores the fact I am living with grim reaper pain.