Sorry to hear about your pain. I'm in the same boat. I'm thinking about going to a pain clinic/center. My GP suggested it about a year ago but I decided against it......but now I feel like I should give it a try. I plan to check it out and see if they have any ideas. The main problem I'm facing is that I will only take meds if they will improve my ability to function (i.e. work). I wish I had some suggestions to give you but I really don't. I've tried accupunture, warm baths, heating pads, etc. The only thing that helped was heavy-duty pain meds (but I only take those if it's absolutely necessary). Good luck. I feel for you.