Hello, just found this forum, and im hoping I can get some advice or help. 3 years ago last month my back decided it would give me jip and also give me sciatica down my left leg (due to the disc being on it). The following May 2011, I had surgery to remove most of once of my discs, with the 3 under that one being basically non existent. Although the surgery removed the excruciating pain, ive been left with this chronic debilitating pain that's constant, and the original surgery has been classed as failed. Ive had all the pain clinic's injections, epidurals, facet joint, nerve block, and all have failed. Ive been on everything you can imagine, from co-dydramol to fentanyl, and nothing works. Im still managing to work but only part time, but its totally affected my life, and changed it too. Im constantly told that im lazy and do nothing to help myself by family, (their idea of motivation sucks!!), which just adds to the stress. So after all this rambling, im stuck! I don't know what to do now, my doctor has basically run out of options, and im running out of hope! Anyone help?