i m a 38 year old woman, 5ft 2" in height, 9st 4lbs in weight, dont, smoke, dont drink, fit & healthy with 3 children, i have had back problems for the last 11 years, doctors have given me numerous ideas of what is might be but which none have been correct, then i had an mri scan which came up that i had nerve damage in my upper/middle back, so i had some facet joint injections in my spine which didnt work, then iv'e been having thorasic epidural injections, sometimes they work, sometimes they dont, if they do they only last a few weeks, are there any other alternatives i can have for pain relief or some kind of operation without any major risk ?a desperate pain ridden patient.[/list]