Back pain medication

Patient : I am a professional male age 60, with documented arthritis and bilateral encroachment in my back, i am subject to frequent back spasms. i do not want an operation. i have received medication, vicodin, on several occasions and it offers relief. my doctor will not refill this prescription on a regular basis. i understand the danger of addiction, but in the interest of pain management to continue to hold a job and function, i see a need for it.
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