Okay, so last summer, my partner started having this pain problem with her back. At first it was managable, no big deal, but it rapidly progressed to the point where she can no longer walk properly... She went to the doc, and he told her she had degenerative disk disease, and a buldging disk at the base of her spine. We were like, okay, what can we do about it...so, to make a long story short, she's tried epidurals, medication, physical therapy, and nothing is helping her manage the pain. We just got word this morning that she has to have another epidural, which is something that is traumatizing for her, and she's to continue PT, which does nothing for her. What I want to know is, are there alternatives that we aren't looking into that may help? I've heard accupuncture is the way to go, but she's deathly afraid of needles (part of why the epidurals are traumatic for her).