Does anyone know what it is like to wake up in the morning "not in pain"? I really don't. For years I have had cervical spinal stenosis/ spurs and it just seems to get worse and worse. I'm so tired of hurting. I have had 2 series of spinal injections which helped temporarily, but not for long. I have some muscle relaxers, NSAIDs, and recently started using some Vicodin for the pain. I'm seriously considering turning to surgery at this point. I also wonder if swimming may help. I enjoy exercise but with the pain I find myself getting further and further away from this part of my life and have even gained enough weight that I am astonihed! I cry sometimes just because I am so tired of hurting. Im sure there are others out there who feel so bad.