I had a spine fusion L3 through L5 into thousand and 10. The doctors told me when it healed it pinched a nerve that's causing most of my pain. I have tried going without pain minutes and the pain is just too overwhelming I've tried consulting numerous surgeons and they say the surgery is not an option at this point. I'm having a lot of trouble not abusing my pain meds. Is it possible to stay on pain medication but stop abusing I have tried several times on my own but I continue to fail. It's become such a problem it's causing problems in my personal and social life.
Of course its possible. You are going to be on pain meds all your life probably so you need to stop taking the meds for anything other then pain. I'm a firm believer in mind over matter. Are you going to keep letting it ruin your life or are you going to get a grip on the problem and beat it? Is your dr a pain management dr? That can make a difference because he'll test you.
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