Hello i have recently been diagnosed with chiari malformation and syringomelia which explains the extreme pain i have been in for the past two years. My doctors told me it was from the two herniated disk i also have in my thorasic. I was wondering if any body has some pain relief solutions in the mean time. I don't care what it is at this point i just need relief. I have five kids and a mortgage and need to function. The pain causes me a great deal of stress because it slows me down too much. I know that i have to take it some what easy but some days i don;t even want to get out of bed. I am a full tiem student trying to earn my masters in sociology and the clock is ticking.