For the last 2 years I had been seeing an orthopedic surgeon about my back. I was having sharp stabbing pains in my back, but was pregnant at the time, so they had to wait 5 months before they could do an MRI. The put me on Vicodin for those 5 months for the pain. When they were finally able to do an MRI they said I had DDD in every disc of my spine Along with hip bursitis and advanced osteoarthritis. First we tried Physical Therapy, Didn't help, in fact it made the pain worse. Then they did sacroiliac injections, again no relief. They tried steroid injections in my lower spine and it felt better for about 15 minutes right after, then the numbing stuff wore off and I was in even more severe pain. I lost 100 lbs to help my back and I still have the severe lower back pain. The surgeon said that I was too young for surgery and said I just needed to see a pain management specialist. I had been going to her every month for 2 years and my tolerance for the narcotics was very high. They put me on 60mg of morphine ER twice daily, and Oxycodone 10mg 4 times a day for break through pain. Before the morphine Iwas taking 35mg of Vicodin every 4 hours. I absolutely HATE the narcotics. They are controlling my life now. I want off them, but I don't want to be in pain. I tried to do detox from the meds and it was unbearable. The dr.s told me I couldn't go through detox because I was in too much pain. I went through 7 different dr.s all of which told me I was too young for surgery. "The road after surgery is so rough that we don't want to do it this early on you" was what they all said. I'm depressed all the time, the anxiety attacks from the pain are killing me. I don't know what to do anymore. I'm 24 and honestly can't imagine living my like like this. counting time till i can take narcotics to relieve me of enough pain so that it is at a 5 on the pain scale. I have NEVER had the pain go below a 4 even after the meds. I am miserable and don't know what to do anymore.They said the reason it started so young was because i was hyperflexable. They can't Fuse the discs because too many are affected.