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.