The most up to date research on pain centers on the nervous system, specifically the brain. Education plays a big part in treatment and understanding pain and the realism of traditional medicine tests like x-rays and MRIs have very little to do with how you feel.
Here are two videos I recommend my patients see based on pain research.
Understanding Pain: What to Do About It In Less Than Five Minutes?
The next video is Should You Have an MRI For Low Back Pain? Your doctor may recommend it, but it doesn't tell us much at all, other than you may have some changes consistent with the kisses of time.
If you have any questions, please contact a physical therapist who is familiar with pain education and other forms of evidence lead treatment. You can contact me on my site here.