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What kind of Doctor should I see?

I am 29 years old and since I was 19 years of age I have been having troubles with my lower back.  I have gone to numerous Chiropractors and numerous medical doctors.  After 10 years of being told there is nothing wrong with me I had x-rays done, again, and a chiropractor told me that I am missing my L5 and that it is something that I just unfortunately never formed.  I am fine with knowing all of this but what I am not fine with is that there is apparently nothing that can be done to help the pain.  He said, of course, that regular appointments to him are what will help the problem but at this point I do not trust too many doctors.  Everyone took the same x-rays and I even had an MRI done.  I at one point went in for a series of 3 steroid shots and that helped for a couple of years but it seems like it hurt more after the pain came back than it did to begin with.  My question is how do I find a doctor that I can trust to just tell me what is best for me without feeling like I am being brushed off?

Please help me!!
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Hey,

I'm also only 20 yrs old with lots of back pain so I understand the frustration. You just want to get on with your life.

I've never been to a chiropractor so I'm not sure how much I'd trust them. I'd recommend that you find a top spinal surgeon in your area to review the ACTUAL films from your most recent x-ray & MRI.

I'm pretty sure that if you were missing a disc, someone would have seen it by now, especially when you had the epidural done since that goes directly into the disc.

If you happen to live in the tri-state area I can recommend some doctors for you.

Good luck!
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you should go to the physical rehabilitation doctor or physiatrist or maybe the orthopedics.. they are the experts when it comes to that..
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