I had a back surgery almost a year ago and am still have pain that is making it hard for me to do day to day activites.It hurts when sitting for prolonged periods, walking to much, can not lift heavy objects. I am being treated by a pain management doctor who i keep asking to do another MRI on me to make sure that nothing is wrong again and he wont do it. He just keeps telling me that this is something that i am going to have to live with for the rest of my life. I also see a rhuematoid doctor but i dont know if he would do the mri, i have asked. He did do an xray of my si joints and that showed that there was nothing wrong with them and that is what the pain management doctor has been treating me for. I have had si joint injections that only last a week and then the pain comes back, i am going through dry needling and it does help to a certain extent and that is it. I am lost and dont know where to go from here. It feels like my back is inflammed and i can feel it when i am sitting down. Do i need a steroid to try to get rid of the inflammation or would trigger point injections work?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.