I am a 31 yr old female with 2 children. I have had chronic low back and leg pain for at least 10 years. I have had two surgeries. One in 2008 which was a laminectomy, and one in 2010 which they removed my L5 S1 disc due to it being "dead" and completely dried out. They also did a spinal fusion with hardware at L5 S1. That didn't do a whole lot for the pain. Wish I wouldn't have done it.
Anyways over the past couple years it is gradually gotten worse. I use to go in like 3 times a year for something for pain, but the last year has been horrible. I have been on 5/325 hydrocodone 2 tabs every 6 hours around the clock, I also take baclofen 20 mg 3 times a day. They are starting to not work. I just visited my pain management dr and she suggested weaning down on the hydrocodone and starting MS Contin. And the eventually doing a pain pump. I have had so many procedure done and they can't even do anymore due to the hardware being where it is. Nothing has worked except medication.
I just wanted peoples thought on what to do. It's getting hard to function. Or if people have been in the same situation what they did.