okay, this is going to sound really stupid and simple, but it has worked a ton for me. One of the most painful areas for me is my upperback/shoulder/neck area. I have found that sleeping overnight on a heating pad has reduced the pain there dramatically. I used to turn the pad off as I was falling asleep (after 1/2 hour or an hour) but now I leave it on all night, and it really makes a difference during the day. Much less pain. yay!