Wondering if maybe I am stuck this way. Pre-surgery I was on morphine for pain, but main reason for surgery was losing feeling in feet. I've followed all doctors orders. I've had PT. I no longer have foot numbness and leg pain, but back pain is excruciating. EMG and myelogram/CT scan show no nerve compression, yay! Still ridiculous debilitating pain. Cannot tolerate pain without meds. Quit meds and just suffered for eight weeks, hoping it was from narcotics changing pain signals, receptors. I am climbing walls with pain, unable to function. Will be meeting with pain management doc to discuss options. Has anyone experienced this? I am a 44 year old female and have small children. Lost job, too. Advice? I now think back pain is real (not from desensitivity of narcotics). Believe I may have waited too long for surgery (six years of conservative treatments). Ideas of what to take for my chronic pain. Will discuss with doc, but want info from people with my same problem.