Ok so i have been lurking around the site for a while but this is my first post so go easy on the virgin! I am 33 and have been diagnosed with DDD , osteoarthritis, DFD, stenosis and grade 2 almost 3 spondy with pars defect from old compression fracture. Neoro says i neeed L3-S1 fusion . I am trying to put it off as long as possible. I am currently taking Percocet 10mg 3X daily and Arthrotec(NSAID) . My problem is the pain never stops. It dulls a little for about 2 hours after taking percocet then nothing. I tried Vicodin first and it did NOTHING. I would like something that would last longer but not knock me out or render me useless and I am afraid to ask my PM doctor as i have read so many horror stories and dont want to seem like a crack head. Does anyone know what type of pain med is typical for my problem. I feel like i am whinning if i complain but i really have lost all ability to function normally. Thanks so much & sorry for the lengthy post.