What do you all think about using pain meds (neuronton/hydrocodone) on a regular, pro-active basis, rather than just using them for acute episodes? My mind keeps wanting me to see if i will still be in pain if i stop the meds, but i don't want stopping them to bring on another acute episode. I have moderate/severe lumbar problems including spondy, spinal stenosis, ddd, an autofusion and scoliosis. Was set for surgery on 11/7 but symptoms abated a bit. Had 4 facet injections last Friday-not much from that. The injec doctor said i had so much going on in my spine, it was hard to determine the primary problem. My pain is not severe right now, but i am half afraid if i stop meds, it will come crashing back. Last severe attack was November with some incontinence, tons of spasams, yada, yada, yada.....thoughts?