Welcome to the CP forum! I'm sorry that you are having so much pain. I just started seeing an osteopath this week! I'm seeing him 3X and after that, he'll know if he can help me or not. The first time was neat. He told me that my entire cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine were sprained (I don't have back problems - my pain is in my R eye, due to a traumatic injury several years ago). He also told me that my pelvis was misaligned. He corrected all of that. When he got to my shoulders, R side of my neck & R side of my face, he told me that I was "a mess" (to put it lightly). He said that I am going to be a very difficult patient, but that he likes a challenge, so I hope he can help me! I'm thinking positively. I found the osteopath very interesting! I'm sorry that I can't offer you any advice on your condition, but maybe someone else can. This is a wonderful, hugely supportive board!