Partner with undiagnosed back pain
The man in my life has been going through doctors and specialists for over 5 months now concerning lower back pain. He has gone through MRI’s , X-rays, CT scans and small procedures to pin point the issue, not to mention the pain killers (which doctors give as a quick/temporary fix). We’ve been sent to chiropractors, physical therapy and massage therapists. They have canceled out herniated disks, si-joints and other possibilities. No answers have been given and I can see the change in his eyes, as if he’s been defeated. I’ve battled depression myself, but have never been on the other side of it. I am unsure of what I can do to help at this point, I am commited to him, but out of ideas. I’ve mentioned talking to someone outside our relationship, a professional…some sort of therapist but that was a sensitive subject. How does one handle chronic pain in a relationship?