You are not seeing the doc you should
Find an MD of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
We also call these doctors physiatrists.
A physiatrist is an MD or DO doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation, who will tailor a physical therapy
to you and your tests, and can do the tests, and who will also use novel electronic and traction therapies, and can handle pain control or work with your pain control doctor and your other doctors.
The reason physical therapy often does not help is because it is not individualized.
This doctor will do that as well.
These doctors...physiatrists are oriented to improving the situation to the point that you don't need surgery or medications.
The doc might do an EMG to see what nerve damage there is.
Might use intervertebral disc decompression machines.
All to improve your mobility.
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