I am a retired cop....no jokes!
I have two torn discs between L3 L4, Degenerative disc disease, and arthuritis. All in the back. I have had injections, nerve ablation, and epidurals. With MS Contin 30 mg x2 per day, I can exist.
My hip now has arthuritis and my pain is skyrocketing. MRI just done to see extent.
I hope to learn how others deal with this issue. It truly is an adventure!
To top it off, I just crashed on my '06 Harley Davidson Road King and smashed the bad hip. I pray my pain dr. can help me beyond the back issue. That is pretty much under control.