My husband has had multiple back injections and even surgery. He needs another surgery for degenerative discs in which they told him to hold off on having it until they have more advance procedures for degenerative disc. Right now, the only thing that relieves his pain is oxycodone but he gets such a low dose, that he is chronically in pain with 1 tab every six hours. Does Tracy Hessert prescribe higher doses for intractable pain? Does she know anything about HCG regarding pain relief and elevation of testosterone? My husband is so tired of wasting his time with doctors that who tell him that "he can not really have much pain", diagnose him with intractable pain, insist on more back injections when he complains of pain and then none of them have improved his pain. (he's had at least 5, I'm losing tract). He's tried neurontin, no relief, lyrica, no relief, muscle relaxers, no relief. When I suggested if they can add cymbolta to his regimen, they told me no and said it's only good for soft tissue pain. I wonder if any of these pain doctors ever had pain. Please let me know if this NP is really understanding. I hope she is. Sorry for venting, just so tired of watching my husband suffer.