Chronic Pain that never goes away
I have been living with back and pain since 2000 and have yet to find a doctor that understands just how bad it is. I have been taking Norco 10 mg 4 times a day for over 10 years and am still not getting any relief. I tried everything and am a very compliant patient. After 2 years of PT, injections, chirpractors I was left with a choice of surgery. A 360 degree fusion in the L-4, L-5 region (hardware and all) in 2004. I returned to fulltime work out of sheer detirmination and necessity.
The pain is now so bad it is making life unbearable. Sometimes I think I would be better off dead and have begun to think it is the only escape.
Is there anyone who has a doctor that will help or even listen with some compassion?? Can anyone recommend a doctor that can help me? The closest city is Dallas and I am told I need a referal just to make an appointment to talk to a pain management doctor. I don't have the money, insurance or a PCP to help.