I've been having issues with my back for a few months now. It really only affects me when I sleep as the pain mostly ends up in my ankle by the time I wake up. It's gotten better and sometimes worse, at one point it was painful to lay down even for a few minutes. Understandably, I am getting desperate for a full night of sleep and also not waking up in pain.
So, I went to the general doctor and have done the medication and had a cortizone shot. Neither of these helped at all and the next step according to him is to get an MRI. As that is quite expensive, I'm hesitant to do this as it seems like it would also lead to surgery. I've been to the chiro a few times and it seemed like it was helping, but I can't be sure. My wife is on the side of the general practitioner. I just wanted to see some opinions from you all as I try to figure out what I should do. Have you had good experiences with a chiropractor?
Also, please don't turn this into a free health care debate. I can afford it and have insurance, I'm just cheap.