May I start by apologizing that this might be a tad long. I was in a vehicle accident 11 months ago. T3-T12 compression fractures, C3-C7 fractures and herniation, fractured sternum, spasms, and nerve damage, and some heavy bruising. I had C3-C6 fusion in May. From March through August I was taking Oxycontin, percocet, tramadol and gabapentin daily. I have had trigger point inj. facet inj. and radio freq. ablasion and none of those treatments lasted longer than 2 days. There has never been any treatment for my T spine. So I am in chronic pain in my neck,shoulders,spine, right arm and migraine headaches(at least two per week). That being said, my PM took me off of all of the pills except the gabapentin. In addition, I take cymbalta for depression, and the butrans patch 20 micrograms per hour. None of these work, well the cymbalta does. The patch is giving me a bad skin reaction. When that patch comes off, it is like a large oozing burn. I am going to PM tomorrow to show her the burns, and explain that nothing is working. I am wondering if anyone here (which I hope you guys are not in my same boat) have any similar injuries or pain, and what you are taking that is a help or improvement. Some day are worse than others, but most days, my pain is at a 5-6 and gets as bad as a 10. I have a family, and grand children, and I am tired of this controlling my life. I know that I will most likely be in this shape for the rest of my life, but I really need to find some relief so that I can have some good days. I regret that we are in this club together, but I am so glad I found you guys.