So, here I am, 50 yrs. old with a 50 degree spine (Scoliosis) curve - all sorts of disc issues meaning chronic lower back pain. I also have a lot of Arthritis in my spine so spinal fusion surgery just isn't an option for me. I feel like I will try anything to ease my pain at this point. I've tried every type of painkiller (nausea issues), as well as many other meds. My trial is this Wednesday (9/18) and I am really hoping this will be the answer I've been searing for to manage my pain. Just wanted to introduce myself. I've been lurking for a while and have gotten some really great information and advice from this forum.