I guess I wanted to put it out there. It happened to me, I did become a person with chronic pain.
I did all the things that were suggested and some reduced my severe lower back pain. But...at the end of the day, I still suffer. And the worst days have become very very painful. There is less pain after going outside but if I'm out walking or standing for too long...I get a reminder! It's not fair, but life isn't fair.
I take 40 mg OxyContin on my worst days with 20 mg oxycodone for any extra pain on top. Some days it's been 40 OxyContin and 2 or 3 oxycodones on top. Along with....the good old water bottle on my back! I've also had days when I've only felt the need to take two 50mg Tramadol. Those are rare.
My MRI is fine. I have facet joint overloading.
How are others who suffer with severe lower back pain caused by facet joint overloading getting on?