Yes, I believe that's right. A lot of us have no other options than opiods. I'm personally not a candidate for a pain pump as my pain is from inflammation vs. a mechanical problem, or so I was told by pain management doctor candidate 1. I can't take any nsaids as I've had kidney failure and have chronic kidney disease. I've tried sulfasalizine, cymbalta, gabapentin and all sorts of others and had terrible side effects. So I'm on prednisone for life, Remicade infusions every four weeks, oxycodone, muscle relaxers, meds for depression and anxiety. I also do yoga, breath work, warm water therapy, short walks, stretching, aromatherapy, tens machine, lots of baths and I can't even remember what else. We need to be kind and know that everyone has a story that we don't know.