Imagine being in pain so intense you can't function. That's a reality for thousands of people with undiagnosed pain.

But pain is no longer being treated as a symptom, now it's being treated as a disease.

To help relieve pain, doctors inject dye into the spine to see if the intevertebral discs were leaking fluid.

The next step was a procedure called a Spine Cath Idet.

Controlled levels of heat are applied to the cracks to contract or close and sensitize the nerve endings.