Have suffered from chronic pain for over 10 years in the lumbar area. Have tried everything from physical therapy, message therapy, chiropractor, acupuncture, yoga and I could go on and on. I do not take pain meds because I have a poor family history of abuse (not me - my siblings). Anyways, my last visit to the neuro he informed me that my L5 disc is now gone and it is bone on bone. Cannot sleep and having trouble working. Going in soon for another Epidural hoping to at least reduce inflammation.