Ok, here's my story. I'll make it short, but I really need some advice on this situation. About six years ago I started having really bad back pain. I was working and had health insurance and went to the doctors. I was really overweight and was doing pickup and deliveries for a printing company. After several visits to the doctor for my back pain and I also had gastric bypass for the weight loss. The weight loss was very successful, I lost 145lbs. Anyway I was seeing my primary care doctor for my back pain and he was perscribing me vicodin 750mg twice a day. He ran x-rays and referred me to pain management. Pain management wanted to give me some injections in my spine without even knowing what was wrong. I decided on my own to goto an orthopedic doctor. He sent me for a MRI. I told my PCP doctor the vicodin twice a day was not dulling the pain enough through the day, and I felt I may need something stronger. He then began to make me feel as I was abuseing this medication and stopped perscribing them. When the MRI results came back to the orthopedic it showed I have severe spinal stenosis on the right side. This has caused chronic pain and shooting pain down my right leg and a numbing feeling in my feet. After finding out what was wrong I lost my insurance and could not receive medical attention. Also, my PCP doctor noted something in my chart stateing I abuse narcotics. This is not true and I have asked him to remove it and it continues to stay there. Now when I goto the hospital or any medical center they see that and won't treat me. Well they will send me home with 10 to 12 vicodins 500mg that does nothing. So QUESTION?? What does one do when they have chronic spine pain and no insurance and unemployed because I can't work for the pain I have everyday. I also have depression and anxiety due to this problem and have many sleepless nights. Can anyone out there send me some advice and guide me to where I need to go for help. I just want to live a normal life and take care of my family and not have to worry about my pain and misory every second of the day. Its not fair to my kids. PLEASE HELP!!!