I have been dealing with right side only back pain, around the T11-L1 region, about 1/2 inch to the right of my spine...this has been going on for one year and 8 months. My primary doctor insisted it was the lumbar and ordered an MRI which showed 3 bulging discs. About 6 months ago, my doctor finalized realized that where I was pointing to the pain was in the lower thoracic and he began steroid injections to help with the pain. He has now referred me to a neurosurgeon because my right hip is hurting. Before I could see the specialist, I had to get another MRI and when I went to radiology, AGAIN my primary only ordered the lumbar. It’s been 2 months since the initial referall and now I need to wait (weeks) for the neurosurgeon to get me in. I don’t know how I can wait any longer...I work as a full time Respiratory Therapist at a busy hospital, which is not easy when it hurts to even walk. I’m starting to get very depressed. Any ideas on what I should do?