I've been going this dilibating pain for a year now. I've had my bad spills on my dirt-bike and done hard manual labor.
I'm in so much pain, I can't do anything period. Here is a little history of what I've gone through so far.
Saw my primary Doctor - 5mg Vicodin, then Percocets, then Norco. The Norco works at high doses though. But he will not give me anything stronger/last longer than a hour.
Got a lumbar X-Ray, and a MRI, Was told I have Disk Degen.
Refereed to Physical Med (Seen by a DO) - Was told to forget everything that the MD's tell me. Its all in my head and I'm an opiate dependent.
Referred to Pain management - (Seen by a DO) Was told to get acupuncture and swim in a pool. Only thing he would prescribe me was aleve. Even though I was very active before this pain started.
Complained at my primary doctor again and was given referrals to see a ortho spine surgeon and physical med again BY A MD AND NOT A DO.
Saw the Physical Med MD, he told me I've over worked my joints for being a 23 year old. Gave me facet injections from L-123. They didn't work.
While I'm sitting here in severe pain my primary doctor is cutting me off my pain medication.
The Ortho spine said "Your disks look good, so Im not needed."
I think it is my facets. Cause every time I sit up strait even after a min of doing it my low back clicks and cracks.
I'm just tired of living like this and not getting antiquit pain relief. And no I don't to be stuck on pain meds.