D Ann I would love to get off my pain meds. I take Kadian(morphine) Percocet and muscle relaxers. These drugs do little for my spine, my back hurts in more than one spot.. when i say "hurt" its an understatment! I'm doing pretty good though i fish, drive, shop, shower......think i'll wait for my surgery. I already sacrificed the first part of my youth, not sure i wanna sacrifice the last part! Chris