I have chrinic back pain from my fusion surgery from the top of neck all the way down my spine. My surgery was done because of kyphosis. I did well for the first 2 years, and was pain free finally. Well that didnt last long before the pain returned. I feel so helpless most of the time, i hurt constantly. I am seeing a pm dr, i am on percocet 10/325. It has seem to stop working. I started out with hydrocodone, but that quickly turned into like taking candy, didnt help for very long. They switched me to percocet but it is not seeming to help anymore. I will be 40 on Friday. When i first was seen by the pm dr, he was dumbfounded at my scare and told me he had never seen a scar that big. He basically told me we will make you comfortable and try to give me a quality of life. That sent me into a kind of depression as i was only 38. It was very hard to hear.
Anyway, now i wonder what i need to discuss with the dr since the percocet isnt working. What is the next med. I havd looked up and did a little research about pain pumps. I dont know if that would be an option. What kind of dr do i need to see to have this done. I dont think this would be something my pain clinic does. Any info would be appreciated. I would like to have my life back, i actually dont know what that is really as i have been in pain for so long, 3 years before my surgery i was in pain as well. I have 2 daughters and it breaks me that i can do alot of stuff with them.
Thank you for reading my post, sorry i didnt mean to write a book.