as i read through the messages posted on this "list" there is something which i wonder about. for those people, like myself, who suffer fro chronci pain, you should be aware of the fact that there are physicians who specialize soley in pain management. there are a myriad of treatments available which can at the ver least, serve to lessen chronic pain. these "paibn management specialists" have the "special" training that is required to help chronic and severe pain sufferers. i wish all of you the very best.