I m sorry to hear about your pain. What similarities we have. I have a 9 yr. old girl and a 7 yr. old boy. In additio I live with chronic back pain in the thoracic area. Mine stems from a rear end car wreck in 1989. Hav you had a MRI? If not, I would definitely try to get one. This is how they detected syringomyelia in my spine. I have just recently learned so much about it via the internet. I use a tens machine that helps a lot, massage, chiropractic, music therapy, H2O therapy, and a new RX called Neurontin. E mail me or call me if you want to talk. My phone number is 480-832-3713. I hope that you are to keep your pain under control. Remember your mind is the brainsto the body and prayer can be very powerful as well. Talk to you soon hopefully T.J.