I have had severe, chronic spinal/leg pain since 2004. I've had L4-L5-S1 fused and a Stimulator implanted which works similarly to a Tens unit. Even still, I've been on Hydrocodone APAP 10-325 varying from 2-5 pills a day. The last three days I've taken Oxycodone 20 mg ER tablets and have not felt any relief. I added a Vicodin tablet to my 3rd tablet for breakthru pain, and only felt relief for about an hour. Relief meaning the pain was tolerable. I get very itchy when taking morphine and most codeine combinations and up to this point, Vicodin has been my only option. Gabapentin did not seem to work at all either. Is there ANYTHING out there that I can take for pain with extended release or am I needing to look at surgery which has not been very successful in my opinion. I have degenerative spondylosis (genetic) and my thoracic spine as well as my neck is very painful as well. Life stinks for me and I'm only 55 years old.