At 61 years of age I have had 2 back surgerys and 1 neck surgery. The first back surgery I bounced back to my old self and felt great. A major car crash caused the next back surgery and neck surgery. Recovery was long and painfull. Spasms of pain became my new best friend. Pain meds and excersize kept pain under control. Now the back pain and neck pain are back with a vengence. I will not undergo surgery again. Dr X used radio waves to burn the nerves in my neck, one month out after having this done the whole right side of my neck is inflamed, it hurts to brush my hair. I have had multipal injections in my back in various locations producing very little relief. Now I have carpal tunnel in both wrists, my hands shack and I constantly drop things. I recieved injections for this also, Dr X said this will work, my condition still exsists. Pain meds are the only relief; the doctors know this, but are afraid for them selves. I hoard my pills and use them only when I am desperate for relief for fear of losing my script. I did not look for this to happen to me, but here I am. Now what!