I'm curious if anyone here has been to the Mayo Clinic, especially for a rather mysterious pain? I'm thinking of going as a last ditch effort in trying to resolve why I have so much lower back pain. I'm coming up on three years of 90% of my time spent in bed and all of my time spent in pain. Needless to say, this is not how I envisioned my 30's.
Any information or references would be much appreciated.
As an aside, I don't know what age most people are on here, but I get the sense that most aren't in their 20's and 30's. I've read some posts where people talk about a decade or more of chronic pain. How do you put up with it for that long? I meditate three times a day, see many doctors, take painkillers, etc. but it's not enough and not getting better.
My life has been totally derailed by this issue, none of my doctors can tell me what's truly wrong and most procedures make me worse. If going to the Mayo Clinic doesn't work, I fee like I'm out of options and have already started figuring out the best way to put myself out of my literal misery. This isn't a cry for help. I don't need a suicide hotline, and I do have many friends and family I can speak to. I would just like to understand how and, even why, some people put up with constant brutal pain for decades?