I understand what you are saying.... but here's just some food for thought.
Re: the injections - I've had several injections... from trigger point injections to nerve blocks to the pain pump trial. I'm not sure what injections they are talking about doing - but usually - they aren't so bad.
True, you could be a bit sore.... but it usually only lasts a day or two. After that - you'll be able to see if it's something that will be helpful w/ your pain or not.
Re: meds - I have a *slightly* different view of this, than many people on here. I really believe in being an advocate for yourself and your pain needs. Truth be told - narcotics ARE a part of pain control for many people w/ chronic pain.
While I don't advocate walking in and demanding "so and so" drug... I don't think there is anything wrong with sitting down with your doctor.... letting him know that your pain is not being covered.... and would he consider giving you an "extended release" medication - so that your pain is better covered.
Many of us here take a long-lasting medication (morphine, oxycontin, methadone, fentanyl, etc) and then something for "breakthrough" pain (percocet, dilaudid, etc).
Again, I don't know your particular situation.... if you are at that point yet.... etc etc. BUT - if your pain isn't being controlled w/ what you are using - you really need to share this w/ your doctor. Speaking up about your pain and wanting a better quality of life doesn't make you a drug seeker, right?
I'm not trying to downplay your feelings - because it took me many, many horrible experiences to get to where I'm at now. But I wish I would have been this assertive in the beginning and not have let doctors intimidate me, etc. I knew I was in pain.... and I knew I needed help.... and I knew I wasn't a drug seeker. But I let a lot of docs make me feel this way - until I learned to stand up for myself. Over time - I found great doctors AND they respect that I speak up, do my homework and let them know when something works/doesn't work.
Anyway, I really encourage you to talk to your doctor.... more about the injections; but also about your medications and perhaps trying something that might help you better. If you are taking both vicodin and norco (?) - those are both short acting meds AND you are getting a ton of acetaminophen - which is not good either.
Again, just food for thought.... I sure hope you find relief. --Tina