Not sure what to do now
I've been having lower back pain on and off for the past 5 years (with a 2 year gap almost pain free after epiduralysis treatment) and have been seeing the same orthopedic surgeon. About 6 months ago I felt a bulge on my right neck (just below the hairline) and after it was gone, I started having neck pain, followed by pin on my shoulder and between the shoulder blades. Now my lower back pain has also returned and I felt worse then ever.
During my last checkup, the doctor told me that if the pain persists, he may repeat the treatment I had 3 months ago i.e. radiofrequency, which relieved the pain, but only for a while. I've tried almost everything short of chiropratic and surgery, and I really don't know what to do now. Should I go see a chiropractic practitioner, get a second opinion from another ortho surgeon, or ask my current one to refer me to a neurosurgeon?