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Back, neck, and shoulder pain

I'm 21 years old, male, working a family ranch in Texas. I've dealt with severe back pain for several years now and don't know why. I've been to several doctors, including an orthopedic specialist who thought I had Ankylosing Spondilitis, though recent blood screens showed that I was negative for the HLA-B27 gene so that's out. I had an MRI when I was 19 that showed several discs beginning to fuse and numerous subluxated discs and my problems have only gotten worse since then. I haven't had any back injuries that I can think of, but my posture's not great either. A full blood screen several months ago showed that all of my vitamin and mineral levels were perfect save for a few things. My B12 was slightly low, as well as testosterone levels being low and adrenal function appeared to be impaired. I'm currently 6'2, 140lbs and losing weight. My symptoms have fluctuated greatly, but some remain steady, including back(upper, lower, and mid), shoulder(both), and neck pain, lack of energy, diarrhea several times a week(usually spending 30 minutes in bathroom on average), and extreme appetite fluctuations(some days eating under 200 calories and some eating over 5,000 calories). I eat an extremely clean diet and have been for over a year yet things continue to get worse. My life's miserable at this point and neither me or my doctors have been able to figure anything out. Does anything come to mind as to what could be going on?
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replied October 20th, 2014
Don't loose your hope. You should consult with a chiropractor. He might help you to get relief from back pain.
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