I am in my 70s and have arthritis and degenerative disc disease along with stenosis of my spine. I have had barbaric disc surgery in the 70s that have in part created a lot of my problems. i take 15mg. Meloxicam daily.. My doctor will not prescribe any pain medication. I can not stand on my feet for longer than 5 minutes without having crushing pain in my lower and upper back. I really don't want to take pain meds that wiill cancell out my mind. I don't know what to do? Should I change doctors?