I’m a 52 year old lady with a history of back pain going back 30 years. I had a hip replacement in 2017 and have now been diagnosed with multilevel degenerative disc disease and OA of the facet joints. I have been really struggling with pain management and feeling very low as doctors seem to refer to this condition as “just wear and tear” which makes me feel a fraud. And of course it’s not visible and therefore difficult for people to understand that every day is painful. Does anyone else feel like this?