I know that this may sound strange but it works. I suffer from back pain and fibermyalgia pain it is not fun when both act up. My mom told me about a friend of hers who soaks in a bathtub with epsion salt. I thought she was nuts until I tried it (besides who doesn't like to soak in a bath away from the kids!) What you do is run a bath as hot as you can stand it. You will need at least 4lbs of epsion salts and let dissolve. Soak in the tub for as long as you like. I actually was able to sit in the tub for about 15 minutes and loved every minute. Then wrap yourself in a heavy robe or blanket and stay there to sweat it out. I didn't feel any different that night but the next day and today WOW I woke up with no pain and that is very rare. I know some of us have issues and I thought I would pass along something that worked for me. Try it what do you have to loose??