Am experiencing lower left side terrible pain, then paralysis, then falls. Have tried therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic, epidurals, facet shots and 31 treatments of back decompression. Docs are fooled.
Degenerative disk disease and Degenerative joint disease can cause severe pain but rarely paralysis. Its not uncommon that conservative measures like the ones you describe fail to make a difference in pain levels. Cant say much else because i dont know what you radiolgy tests revealed.