hello. I am permanently disabled from a 45 mph rear end collision while sitting still in traffic on an expressway. I have been diagnosed with 8 herniated discs, a spinal stenosis around L4-L5 and herniations in the C-spine, the L-spine the the S-spine areas. I have numerous impinged nerves and narrowed nerve canals. I have a back pain and leg pain and swelling so badly that I do the "leaning on the shopping cart thing". I have had virtually no treatment other than an occassional numbing injections that cost a whopping 1300.00 and only make it worse. The doctors I have not only do not care, but they don't treat my pain. I live with it. I have been dependent on opiods before, but they never gave me enough to relieve the pain so I still had the pain but then also developed a dependency. Today by my choice I take only Klonopin for right side tremors and not specified seizures, Lyrica, and Soma. They are taking my soma away because they decided it was dangerous to be on. NO other muscle relaxer stops the spasms when they start. Last night I was on all 4's on the floor vomiting because of the pain of the spasms. I had to go to the streets for a few somas so I could ease the pain. It did relieve it enough so that I could rest, but I sleep on the couch, have been for 4 years and have no life to speak of. My doctors will not do surgery, as they feel I am not a candiate because the damage is from the top to the bottom and the recovery is so difficult. (I think they are overly concerned about opiod dependency again too). What are my options medically? I just got Medicare and have decent insurance now so I need to know what the new technologies are besides drugs. I didn't walk for the first 3 years, at all. I am walking now, but that was my own will power. As was getting off the opiods. They also tried using Suboxone for pain management. What a joke. Not only did it NOT help my pain, but it was every bit as hard to get off as Oxycontin. I'm very interested in what the new technologies are and where in SE Michigan I can go for the right kind of help. I just want to sleep through the night once. And if I hear "just exercise" one more time i think I'll puke. Thank you for any advice you can give me.