There was a time when my spinal process (the bone that sticks off of your spine) broke off and got in between my discs causing the disc to herniate and rip, causing the disc to pinch my nerve. The pain was the worst I have ever experienced. I was literally dragging my leg. I was pregnant so nothing could be done. I had two other children at that point that I had to take care of. I forced myself out of bed everyday. I finally had emergency surgery. I woke up and the relief was instant.
I had three emergency surgeries for my back since then. One of the surgeries caused paralyasis in my left leg and constinant, stabbing, throbbing, shooting, burning pain in my foot. There was no reilef, not even with medicine. I am still dealing with that. I'm so used to it now though. Some days the pain is unbearable and I take medicine. Other days I just grin and bear it.
All of my doctors are amazed at how well I handle the pain. They tell me that they have see patients daily that have injuries that are not nearly as horrible and painful as mine but they handle it so differently. They really appreciate my high pain tolerance (especially since they are the ones who did this to me).