I have degenerative disc disease. Nerve blocks , cauterization of nerve endings and a few other things have given me my ability to move. It takes a real pain management doc tho not a pill pusher even though medication is part of it .and therapy. Took us a couple years to find the right docs.also document everything. I've got a folder an inch thick on what's been done to me. If you can stand it go visit your horse. Good therapy if you can. We love our four legged friends more than we like to admit sometimes. Good luck.