My upper back kills me when I lie down at night. When I get up and sit upright it usually goes away only to start again while lying down. I have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis of my lower back with the dr. suggesting surgery which I am avoiding. I have some numbness in my feet and calves that are not caused by diabetes. The numbness supposedly comes from the stenosis. I take 600 to 800 MG of ibuprofen plus half a Norco in order to sleep and 600 MG twice during a round of golf just to make it through the round. All my drs just give me a blank look about my upper back pain. I have a back brace of sorts which sometimes relieves the pain. It wraps around my whole torso under my arms and fastens with velcro. I have had a couple of lower back epidurals one of which worked like a charm and the other did nothing. The dr. who gave me the epidural said he had a hard time finding a spot to insert the needle due to calcium. I'm 71 years old, am 6'5" and weigh 260 lbs. Any suggestions would be appreciated.