I am 62 years old and have had chronic lower back pain since 2007. Diagnoses include bulging discs at L-4 and L-5, spondylolisthesis, sciatica, arthritis, and spondylitis. Treatment includes 5 epidural steroid injections, hydrocodone, OTC NSAIDS, physical therapy, and a TENS unit. Recent rhizotomy wore off after 7 months. Am scheduled for a Sacroiliac Joint Block. Am told I am not a surgery candidate. I continue to use hydrocodone in increasing dosages. Am considering seeing a new pain management physician, as the one I see now does not spend more than 5 minutes with me and is difficult to communicate with.