Thanks for the replies.
The best way I can describe my back pain is a very strong ache with a burning sensation from my low back to the tip of my tail bone. I also get sharp shooting pains down both legs and into the groin area with some numbness and tingling of my right foot. The back pain I have had for about 4 years, and it has gotten worse over the last 6 months. The pain in my legs and groin is relatively new; I've had it for about 3-4 months now.
Sorry about the angriness in the original message. Sometimes the doctor's make me feel that I am making things up just to get drugs. I am hoping this MRI will shed some light on my pain and prove to these doctor's that I deserve better treatment.
Regarding the Cymbalta; I negelcted to mention that I was previously on this, and other anti-depressants, without help. They also make me feel "disconnected" or just plain wierd.
I have read alot about Neurontin and Lyrica on everyones posts. It sounds like these might help me out. What do you think?
Also I'm wondering what options I have for pain relievers. What do you think about Ultram? Any others that work well and last longer than 2 hours? because that is all the Vicodin is good for.
I appreciate you taking the time to help me out. I will definitely post the results of the MRI and let you know what, if anything, is found. I'm sort of afraid that they will find nothing and I'll be back to square one.