i too have the same symptons and have tried various expensive chiro,physio,osteo,physicians,specialists treatments with no solution. anyone who has a possible answer i willing to try it
i have just had another treatment of dermal cortizone patches (5 visits 20 minutes each patches have electrodes hooked up to them) this has lessened the pain, i have another 4 visits over two months to go, definetly not a cure but has things more comfortable will keep you posted
If you're not satisfied with the results from your pain management doctor, I suggest you try another one. I have similar issues and see two PM doctors that use different types of treatments. Together they work well and provide me relief for 4 - 6 months between treatments. Don't give up...it takes some patience to find the best treatments.
I have had very similar symptoms and x-ray results. My doc recommened massage therapy and it has proved to be the only relief I have gotten. Maybe you should try this. If you can get a referral from your doc, your insurance may pay for it. Tha is how I have been able to afford it.
Hope this helped!