I had a X-RAY and CT that both indicate moderate spondylosis at L1/L2 and L5/S1. One ER doctor told me that I needed surgery. Instead I have been directed tot eh "Pain Management Clinic" that based on their rules seems more like a methadone clinic with photo ID's and random UA's. I am a business man and nothing more.
To the point, I have been placed on Ibuprofen, Tylenol, 30mg of Oxycodone every 4 hours, and Methocarbamol every 6 hours, plus a 12 hour Lidoderm 5% patch. I have great difficulty expelling gas now and any straining to defecate causes painful spasms. Fast water enemas, meaning that I don't let them stay in but a moment, allow me to expel rounded balls of poop.
I cannot get guidance from medical professionals and don't know what more to do.
Is it the medications? Will normal function allow if I manage to get epidural shots or otherwise stop all of the medications?