I was hurt at work in April o3 and now i have several back problems in my thorasic area and my lower back. I've been in chronic pain every since. My Dr. at a pain clinic has me on medications and wants to inject steriod shots into my back. Thinking this will help the pain but does it really FIX the problem? When I was young I had 2 spinal Taps done on me and since then I've had a serious fear of needles in my back almost unbearable. How hard is it to handle having this done and should I just take the surgery to have the disks removed?? please email me if you have any idea about this I'm only 32 and not looking forward to years of back pain any longer..