I have been dealing with chronic back pain for the last 15 years I am 43 years old and have had 2 surgery's .
L4/L5 Lamenectomy and C6/C7. The cervical surgery was about a year ago. The 2 Mri's before surgery did not show the 3 free fragments that the nuro found while messaging the disk. The surgery took 4 1/2 hours. I had immediate relief after the procedures so they were a success, The sharp pain is gone however I have constant neck, lower back and groin pain. This pain is a constant 5 or better and the my Family doc gives me Oxycodone and Cyclobenxaprine and a predisone push from time to time.
Now to my problem the current pain meds are not helping and I need long term pain medication not the quick fix. I have a appt setup for tomorrow and I hwould like to talk to the Dr about seeing a PM Specialist. I cant live like this anymore. ANy advice would be helpful