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!!