When I was 17 (now 25), I was involved in a car accident by myself, that broke my back, neck, left humurus, and left femur. Wore a halo for 3 months. My spine was fused T2-T4. Fussion of left humurus and left femur as well. Along with the fixtures came chronic osteomyelitis in left femur. I've been prescribed medicines only a handful of times in my life for pain. Tramadol--Took it for a few days of prescription and noticed severe stomach cramps lasting most the day. Stopped taking it. Nucynta-- Had a sample pack, couldn't afford it because my insurance didn't cover it. None of these medicines worked to alleviate my pain. My back constantly hurts and aches from standing to sitting. I constantly have to move positions in sitting every 20 to 30 seconds. I'm afraid to seek medicine treatment even tho I know I really need it. My question is, how would I go about doing this? I have no family doctor but I can get one. I don't want to be seen as a drug seeker, even tho I have been prescribed hydrocodone before and it worked amazingly!!! It wasn't a steady prescription, just about 2 weeks worth. So my history of pain medications is almost non-existent. I've lived 8 years now with this pain and now it is getting much worse. I've held off help soooo long. Now I'm giving in. What to tell the doctor? As I said, I'm new to all of this. I've never seeked help before. It's gotten to the point where I'm crying every other day wishing someone would understand me and what I'm going through. I can't be too open with doctors, because I don't want to be labeled as anything bad. I've only drank alcohol a handful of times and never ever tried recreational drugs. Anyone have any advice or a step by step way to appraoch this to get genuine help?