i live in Arizona. I had bilateral knee replacement in 2007, which my rheumatologist thought was causing my back pain. After surgery, still had back pain. Had MRI which showed L3-L4 spondylolisthesis and severe degenerative arthritis L3-S1. I have pain mid back, down right side of my buttock and pain at the top of my left thigh, in the front. I have been to five different specialists and no one, including my GP, wants to prescribe pain medication. The best I felt was after my knee surgery when I was on pain killers (Percocet and then hydrocodone). I have to sit 8 hours a day at work and by the end of the day it is agony to walk. Besides not wanting to prescribe pain meds, no one wants to say I can't work. I am really feeling discouraged with the health care practices here in Arizona. Anyone have any suggestions?