I'm 38 now, and after never having back pain at all in my life, I guess I'm making up for lost time.
I was involved in an auto accident on April 30th, and since that evening, I found out that I have underlying problems (arthritis in my neck, bone spurs and scoliosis) that the wreck severely aggravated.
I've been in physical therapy for the past 6 weeks, and there's been little to no change in regards to my range of motion (neck, back, etc) or pain since then. If things stay the same or close to the same after the next 2 weeks, then they'll have to discharge me from PT. My neurologist wants to start back injections next week, so we'll see how that goes.
I'm currently on Oxycodone up to 4x a day, Flexeril 3x a day and Meloxicam once a day. However, I did ask my doc for something not as strong as the Oxycodone, so I'll be switching from that over to Darvocet next week.