Aww Missy, I'm sorry to hear that. How "horrible" are they? Hospital level?
Hubby has to call an ambulance when I get mine, it's that bad. I get morphine.
LS - you sound like my mum. She has damaged nerves in her back from 2 car accidents and is on morphene daily. She also has a treatment where they kill off her nerve endings with laser and they take months to regenerate so this has meant that she has been able to reduce her meds and manage her pain better. She is still in constant pain though and has to walk with a cane at only 60 which is sad.
Missy do you get physiotherapy? My mum has it twice weekly and could not do without it. She has also tried accupuncture with some success. She does hydrotherapy twice weekly too which she loves (I think for the social occasion as much as anything). Reformer pilates may also be good for you. A lot of back issues are the result of a lack of core strength so improving that can only help.