I've had 2 back surgeries, an axial lift fusion on my l5 s1 for my disc rupturing & a hardware removal because two screws were swelling my muscles and they were only needed to help healing process after first surgery. I had my first surgery at 14yrs old and my second at 16yrs old. I'm now 18, I have my good days and bad. When I get my bad days it takes over me. I can't budge to move, and it puts me in a bad mood because I'm frustrated but who wouldn't be right? Especially because it happened to me so young and we don't know why. I need a pain medicine that will keep my pain at least moderate because due to my work I am in a lot of pain during and after. Something just to control it. I don't necessarily want a narcotic because I have been on those for so long. Right now I am on Lodine for an anti inflammatory and soma at night for muscle spasm I always seem to have. I also use a tens unit when I need to, a heating pad rotating after 30 min & ice pack. Massages daily, I am in shape for my well being. I'm just overly frustrated at this point and don't know what to do.