needs more than just painkillers.
I have read your history,and being a orthopedic and spine surgeon can feel about your pain and agony. Chronic pain due to back and arm surgery
is difficult issue for patient.. I agree that pain can be very frustrating. Let me help you. First i would recommend you to meet a orthopedic surgeon and check if your metal can be removed. Removal of rod and screws will help as some time it is the metal reaction which causes severe pain
. You have not mentioned what pain killers you are taking, but my advice is to avoid habit forming drugs like morphine, and try to keep changing medications as their toxic effects are more when same drug is taken for longer time.A psychiatric counselling
will also help as some amount of pain can be due to depression
or anxiety. Try to develop few recreational habit like join any near by community or go to park daily. I would also want you to keep your mental strength. Let me know if you want to ask any thing else. Take care.