Hi. I am a 27yo female who has been experiancing back pain for the past 10 years. I have seen doctor after doctor. I have had x rays and MRIs. I was told I have degenerative disc disease. I was told have osteoarthritis. Now I am having problems with sciatica. The pain is in my hips and sometimes shoots down to my foot making it tingle. Lately I have been having pain in my shoulder up towards my neck. Now my left arm is bothering me with a burning/tingling sensation to my fingers. Most of this is occuring on the left side. I do not have problems every day. I may go a month, sometimes 6 without any and then one day BAM there it is again rearing its ugly head and when they start up, boy do they start! It lasts for weeks, months when it happens and I'm going through it right now. I have been told to be more active, to exercise. Hello! I have 3 children under 10. How much more active can i get? I am constantly on the run. It makes it very hard and it tears my heart when they want to play and I can't because I hurt too bad at times. It seems like I can not find a doctor who will listen to me and help me! I know my body better than anyone! I live in it everyday. I don't want a bunch of drugs all the time but I do want something to help on the days I am at my worst. My muscles bunch up and feel like they are going to just pop they are so tight. I take flexril though that doesn't help much. I recently changed doctors after my last one moved away, too bad cause he was the only one who listened to me! This new one said she would see me, but she wasn't taking anymore "pain management" cases. She gave me something similar to ibuprofen. I tried it, its a joke on a day like today. What do I do???? I am in tears with the back pain, the hip/leg pain. Now I don't know what is going on with my left arm and this tingling& burning feeling, and yes it hurts! What could this be? What should I do about the new doctor? I want to live a life mostly pain free and be able to play with my children. I am thankful for the times I don't hurt, but I can't live months at a time with this pain and not get any help. This small town with small minded doctors really *****. When I tried the exercise they told me specificlly to do I ended up in a recliner not able to walk for 2 weeks. I am active though, I just can't do certain things. I used to love to ride 4 wheelers, but I can't do that anymore with the conditions I have, nor do I attempt to do it even on a "good day". If anyone has any advice, please share! My other contact email is ***@****. Hope to hear from yall soon!