So this is my first post to this site so here I go!! 8 years ago I blew out my lower back due to carrying to much Waite all day at my job bringing 5 to 55 gallon drums of chemicals to car dealers. After several injections physical therapy, I was not getting any better just getting out of bed was a nightmare. As most of you know if you get hurt on the job you get the run around and treated like a criminal. So finally they approved my surgery to fuse my lower back. 6 months later the Drs released me back to work and the company let me go the same day!! So there you go!!! My issue is I'm dealing with so much pain still 8 years later. My spine feels like it's in a press smashing it at all times, along with feeling like someone's taking a hammer and hitting it every 5 mins. I suffer severe leg spasms . All I want is to live a pain free life or as little as possible. In the last year my doctor started changing my meds lowering the doses and when I complained she decided to send me to some crack head clinic!! I didn't even see the doctor before I had to take a drug test, answer 100 questions and take a lye detector test!! WTH!! I'm not a felon just a father, and a husband in pain. So I blow that place and look for my own doctor. I'm paying $200 a visit and getting less meds as before. Why is it so hard to get relief. I'm sorry if you(Dr) don't know everything about how I feel. Walk in my shoes 1 day and I think the outcome would be different. I'm tired of being in pain,not sleeping and always feel like crap!!! Why can't they understand and give you what you need not what they think you need!! I'm not asking for 1000 pills just enough to stop the pain and keep my body in check. If they knew what it's like waking up with your blood boiling and feeling like death and knowing you can't do nothing about it really sucks. I know I'm not the only person dealing with this everyday. Any help would be very appreciated.