This has been going on for 5-1/2 years now. Have had everything–back injections, narcotics, physical therapy, chiropractic, 2 back surgeries, spinal stimulator trial. I had a pain pump placed in Feb. 2011–started with morphine, topped out on that. Went to Dilaudid and topped out on that. Weaned off the narcotics and had Prialt put in, and am right back where I started so long ago. I am at the end of my rope. I feel stronglhy that it is a nerve, and have asked about having it clipped and the doc says no. I don’t know what to do anymore. This has destroyed my life. I am deeply depressed, don’t care if I wake up in the mornings. I am 49 years old and have 4 precious grandbablies whom I have plans for the future with, but I feel my future has been ripped from beneath me. Any suggestions????? (Also got a diagnosis of Barrett’s esophagus and biliary gastritis last April–all the OTC meds like Excedrin, BCs, etc. for my pain are making that even worse). Help.