Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and it seems that a lot of you have experience/info/advice that could be really helpful. I'll give you guys a little background on my situation and any feedback would be much appreciated. So I'm 24 now, and I've been getting chronic headaches and neck pain since I was 13. In the last few years it has also worsened to include low and mid back pain. The pain never goes away on its own, and I would describe the headaches as tension headaches isolated in the back of my head. There are two bumps, one on each side of my neck on the back of my head where the pain in that area has always seemed stem from. My muscles are always tense in my back, neck, and shoulders and I'm always tired, most likely from lack of good sleep. Also, I'm constantly cracking my neck to try to relieve the pressure. When I was growing up, my Dr.'s basically told me to "just deal with it" and blew me off. Now I have a Dr. that I've just been persistent with, but I can tell that she is really hesitant to give me any kind of medication that actually helps. Here's the thing though. The pain has never been diagnosed. I had x-rays and an MRI done recently and all findings were normal. So they have no idea why I'm in pain. My spine "specialist" recommended getting more exercise, but I can't because I'm so fatigued, and it always makes me feel worse anyway. His other "insight" was that, sometimes people are just in pain all the time for no reason. Very helpful. I've tried chiropractic, PT, Motrin 800 (does Absolutely Nothing), flexeril (does nothing for the pain and makes me feel more lethargic than I already do) and most recently vicodin. The vicodin has been the only thing so far that even touches the pain but I can tell that my Dr. really does not want to give me them, and when she does it's only enough to last two weeks only taking 2 per day (which I think I need 4 at least, I just try to space it out for as long as I can). I think that partly why I am unable to get medication is because of the lack of an actual diagnosis, and the fact that I'm only 24. I don't want to have to depend on pain meds if I don't have to, but I'm coming to realize that this might be my only option at this point. I realize that I failed to mention that I have sustained numerous extreme sports injuries over the years, but my headache/neck pain started before that. I'm just wondering if any of you might have a similar experience that you could share, or any advice you could offer in regards to possible avenues/ideas for obtaining a diagnosis, as well as treatment options to try, or advice on how to handle Dr.'s in this kind of situation. Sorry for the rant, but I feel like it will be most beneficial for you guys to have as much info as possible, so feel free to ask questions about anything that I might have left out that could be important. I really do appreciate any ideas that you all have. Thank you all in advance.