im a 40 yr old male whos had a history with low back pain ever since i was 19 yrs old . ive seen so many doctors through the years and can relate to alot of people in here who post . i was diagnosed with ddd, spinal stenosis,rupured disc in L2,L3,L4,L5 i was told by many surgens that i would need back surgery, ive had so many opinions that everyone came back to the same answer SURGERY!
i know alot of people whos had it and wished they never did ,they say there haveing more pain now after the surgery than they did before. anyway, ive been on all kinds of pain
pills the last was oxycontin 80 mg twice daily with xanax 2mg . first let me tell you it was a huge mistake that i ever started oxy's .when i stopped i went thru a sever withdraw from that drug i would have welcomed death to spare me of the withdraw from that pain pill, ive been drug free for 2 yrs now and still in pain but im so afaid to get any kind of pain releif with pills . ive tryed all other options other than pain meds and it was unsucessful. i just dont know where to trun to now. i would hope someone could give me some advice that would help me with this crippling pain.. rob.