I'm in my early 50s and have chronic lower back pain from bulging discs, and arthritis. My L4/L5 disc is in bad shape and I have pain and numbness down my left leg. I starting going to a pain clinic recently and have been prescribed gaberpentin and tramadol. Neither does anything for my pain, but before going to this clinic my doctor prescribed percocet and that did help. I wonder if this clinic is going to give me a more effective pain medicine? I had to sign a long contract about opioids and had to take a drug test on my first visit. Now I'm wondering what they will do for me? They are also pushing the steroid injections which I've had before but not had good experiences with.