Not sure if this will help but my primary prescribed Lidoderm
patches, before she died, for mine. While it does
not make it go away, some times it takes the "edge" off the pain enough for me to bear it...........
I know they have found that this works for Fibro patients (if you believe in fibro, which I do not) also and many primaries will prescribe it for that.
They used to have "samples" for it, which is what I tried first.