yeah there's no way I'm taking pain meds the rest of my life. I always do things to the extreme and I'll probably turn into a junkie. I took pain meds post surgery for two weeks and when I stopped, I felt like shit and got cold chills for a few days. it sucked. no way I'm going that route.
I had and now have again a genetic condition called spondylolisthesis. it's where one of my lower vertebra shifts out of place and presses the sciatic nerve