My doctor doesn't seem to be willing to perscribe a pain med. but I have expressed my concern for chronic back pain, what can I do? I've tried other methods including regular chiropractor visits for over 2 years; this helped overall but never eliminated by back pain completely. I regularly work out 3-4 times a week including stretching, and back strengthening excercises. The most my doc. has perscribed for me was an anti-inflamatory (I beleive naproxen), which did nothing for me. I'm always instructed to try extra strength OTC meds. which also do nothing for me. My x-rays in the past have never shown any serious problems, but I have been dealing with back pain most of my life. Most of the time it is in the lower & middle, but it also affects my upper back at times. It's at it's worst after a work-out, including a simple walk, washing dishes & vacuuming (b/c I'm slightly bent over), sitting for long periods of time int he car and sitting down without a back support. Although I know it's wrong, I have used pain meds. from friends who have had it, vicodin and percocets, and it seems to be the only thing that gets rid of the pain. Do I need to see another doctor who may be willing to perscribe something for me?