I'm using my pain meds, muscle relaxants, heat packs alternating with ice (but mostly heat because it seems to feel better-ice seems to increase pain more), lidocaine patches, stretching, etc. but NOTHING is helping!! I'm going back to the PM Dr and the chiropractor on Thurs. Anybody know any other tricks I can try until then? I'm about at my wits end! The pain has been so bad this past month. I think I'm getting tolerant of this dose I'm on currently but I'd rather not take any more medicine but I may talk to the doc about a rotation. I've got to do something. I cant stand this much longer! :(