I've already asked for prayers regarding this in months past, but it's still a problem. Basically, I have constant pain and stiffness in my spine. It's been going on for about 5-6 years now, and it only seems to be getting worse. I've seen doctors, but they just throw pain medication at me and give me spinal injections that don't work. In any case, many days I think my spinal cord is pinched, because I feel very depressed but also numb and in pain. It not only affects my spine but also affects my mind and my spiritual life.
I've been praying to St. John Maximovitch, St. Nektarios, St. Xenia of Petersburg, St. Dionysius of Zakynthos, and the Virgin Mary. I feel though that they are not answering me. I apply oil from the tomb of St. John Maximovitch on my body every day, and I pray Akathists, and other prayers as well. Since conventional medicine hasn't helped me, I started going to a homeopathic practitioner. But after going to him for several months, I'm finding that it's not helping either. I feel somewhat cornered and frustrated. It makes it difficult to know from experience that the saints and Mary care for me. I'm wondering if I should ask my priest for the mystery of anointing.
Right now I'm working for a bank. I had a bad experience as a first year teacher last year, and I came back home. I do my best on the job, and yet I find it difficult, when suffering from spinal compression, to be the cheery bank teller that they want.
So, if you could please pray for me, I would greatly appreciate it.