Can someone please tell me at what point is chronic pain considered IP? I know that the treatment for IP is somewhat different. I've had constant pain for a year now, in varying degrees and have gotten to the point where I am not able to sleep more than 2-3 hours. I am currently on Lyrica 100 mg 3x daily, Norco 10/325 every 4-6 hours, Flexeril, and Trazadone 100 mg. I've had hypertension for several years but am having difficulty controlling for the last several months, just had to go on levothyroxine, been diagnosed with osteoporosis as well as the DDD, spondy, etc. I've had 3 L5/S1 fusions and am 8 months post op from the most recent one. I've tried talking to my surgeon but I don't feel like he is taking my pain as seriously as I am.