25, diagnosed last year with, (huhum..) DDD, spinal stenosis, facet disease, arthritis, 2herniated discs, 1bulgung disc and nerve root compression. I have tried, physical therapy and epidural injections, neither worked. Next I am trying nerve block for my arthritis. My arthritis is the main culprit for my pain I am told. I was told I have it in my neck as well, not diagnosed. I have been in chronic pain for a year or so now. I go to a pain clinic. I work part time. I also just became type 1 diabetic in May of this year. I was just wondering, how do you deal with pain flare ups and muscle strains? How do you manage it with your life and work? I am in the middle of a disabilty case, my age is the biggest factor as to why I was rejected but, I am fighting it. I have two small Children and a lovely spouse who tries to help me as much as possible.