I have been dealing with upper back pain for about 30 years now. In the past I was able to keep it manageable with DAILY exercise and a number of alcoholic drinks but in the last 2 years it has gotten out of hand. I finally have insurance and am able to get all the tests but no one can figure it out. It burns in a way I can't even begin to describe and I am pretty much in tears as I am writing this. I have had the injections (only the first one seemed to help but not for more than a couple weeks) I am in FL and we have "pain management clinics" here and have tried everything from patches to morphine (30mg 3 times a day which I am now weened off of) I build up a tolerance for the drugs too fast and within a few months am just taking them to not be "sick". I do have some disc issues and stenosis but this has been going on too long for it to be my spine. I am going to the Mayo clinic next week and have my fingers crossed but have pretty much given up hope. Any thoughts??