Over the past two years I have undergone pain management, physical
therapy, facet blocks, epidurals, and even an implanted morphine pump with no help. I am now facing an extensive surgery with a fusion that will cover the entire lumbar region of my back. Methadone is the first thing I have been given that has actually given me any pain relief. I am a hard worker, (formerly 80 hours a week), formerly very active person and have never suffered from depression in my life.