I am learning alot about pain managment from you'll. My state licensing board will require that I take a 6 hour pain management class next year. I hope that what I learn will help me understand more about controlling it. I know my rheumy would work with me to control pain by giving me another pain med but I need to work and I don't like how the meds cloud my brain and usually make me sick. Has anyone tried acupuncture? Would acupuncture be a modality that a Pain clinic might try? If you have been to a pain clinic what modalities do they use?