The most disheartening thing doctors tell me is "Sorry, I don't know how else to help you." I'm 25 and have had low grade back pain on my right side for the past 8 or 9 years. I've seen many MD's, chiros, PT's, naturopaths, osteopaths, massage therapists, etc, etc. There's nothing outstanding that is structurally off with me other than a slight curvature in the back and some hypermobility. A friend recommended this highly regarded orthopedic specialist to me. She was incredibly kind and even offered me a free trial of prolotherapy - an injection treatment I had never had before that could actually cure my hypermobility syndrome! I was beyond excited and incredibly hopeful. Got the injections but never felt a lick of difference over the next week. When I checked in with her she refused to continue treatment with me because she didn't want me to pay for something that wouldn't work. I'm glad she didn't just want to make a quick buck from me but I also was left without any other options to look into. I was crushed. Other disheartening things that I'm not a fan of are "Oh you are so young so you will recover quickly." Then when weeks turn into months and months it's "Well this thing has been going on for years so it won't resolve quickly." These types of things have stuck with me a bit in that they make me feel like I am this unfixable, insidious case that confuse doctors and become a pain to deal with since I don't get desired results. It makes me distrust the medical community (both conventional and alternative) and also blows my confidence to heal my body.