I'm sorry to post another thread complaining about me, but I am going out of my mind in pain. My back is getting worse and I ran out of oxycodone so I'm stuck taking vicodin for now, which doesn't touch the pain and just makes me cry. I'm frustrated as all hell because I CANNOT do ANYTHING BY MYSELF, except pee. The bowel situation was getting fine, but now I can't seem to bear down with this low back pain so that slowly becoming an issue. I'm tired of feeling debilitated and useless. I am sick of being trapped at home. I am lonely and bored now. I was hoping to go back to work pt by mid february. It's been four weeks since my knee surgery and I should be much further along with my range of motion but because my back issues I can't do the PT for my knee, so that has me very concerned. So I saw my chiro last week for my back in the hopes of being able to return to PT for my knee, buy I decided to go to the PT yesterday after the chiro. I got a referral from my pcp so the PT could treat both the knee and the back, but the PT doesn't want, or rather, doesn't advise that I be treated by both the chiro and him. I chose him because I figured I wanted to make headway with my knee and that using him might be the best way. Today I am in absolute misery ... I just wish I was on a morphine drip or dead. I don't believe that I've ever had this level of back pain before and I cannot even wrap my head around how this is happening. I was so damned optimistic about my surgery and was looking forward to the recovery and getting my life back!! And now this bs with my back is ruining everything. I need a positive outlook again. I need patience, I need to know what to do and I can't seem to regroup. Should I continue with the chiro? Or should I skip her and just see the PT? Or both. Has anyone every done both he said that they each have different ways of treating my back and he felt is was best to choose one. I just want to feel better again. I've always had a relative good success with the chiro, it's just taking longer this time I think because of my gimpy knee walk. There are tears streaming down my face as I type this. I can't get comfortable. I'm considering the ER if it's still bad tonight.