I am so glad I found this website. I am having chronic back pain and have been having these issues since 2006. The pain starts between my shoulder blades and goes to my tailbone. I recently found out that my spine is turning between my shoulder blades and also at my T11-12 and L1-2 and L3-4. They are all collapsing onto each other from the top to the bottom. I've gone through years of shots and therapy!! I've also been on pain meds for yrs. In Aug of 2012 I had anoanother MRI done and they found a cancer spot on my left kidney that was successfully removed and the cancer is gone, Thank God!! I had 3 other surgeries on my stomach, prior to the kidney surgery, for colon issues. I've been through alot!! The dr that's trying to control my pain is offering for me to have the permanent morphine pump implanted. I have to do something. The pain that I'm in is interfering with my everyday life. I can't go to the grocery store bcuz after I get up and down a couple isles I have to sit down. I am only 52 (female) and as much as I don't want to I think the morphine pump is my last option. I have done all the research on it so I know the good and bad about it. Is there anyone else who has been through this that can help me with my decision? I would really appreciate some feedback!! Thank you so much for any help!