I to Have suffered chronic pain from broken back. I am still looking for a good solution after 30 yrs. As to the other aspects you have mentioned, I also felt others did not want to here complaining. In my area there is a support group specifically for chronic pain. Meetings are on weekends so as to make it easier for weekday workers to attend. The people there are very willing to listen and understand you're situation. Check with local hospital and pain clinic to see if there is one in you're area. It Remember, we here are also a good support group. Good luck and best wishes.