Many of you guys know I got injured pretty bad at work a few years back. It left me imobile in bed on heavy medication for a couple of years until recently. Now I am functioning again under medication. What I don't get is a couple of my discs are bad, one is so bad that you can't even see it on an MRI. I tested Positive on a Discogram(one test I hope no one here ever has to go through. They insert needles into your spine and shoot fluids into your discs to enhance the pain to determine if your discs are really bad. The do not put you out for this and they don't give you anything for pain until after the test is over.) on a couple levels, my lowest is the worst. Basically I have four options. One is Disc replacement, this one sounds like the best option to me but they said they rarely do this surgery if you have more then one level positive on a discogram as the success rate isn't very good, so im screwed there. The second option is they run a perminant cathader into my spine hooked up to a pain pump to handle the pain, doesn't sound like a great idea to me. Third is stay on narcotic medication(Percocet and Dilaudid) for the rest of my life, I don't want to be dependant on pills for the rest of my life and I don't know how my liver would do or my heart. Last is nothing, I can't live in this kink of pain. It makes no sense. Have any of you had replacement surgery of the pain pump? Any info on either would be really great as far as if it really helps etc. The main one is the pain pump as I cant find much about it anywhere on the net.