And by all means, every pain patient needs to become knowledgeable in their medical condition and treatment options
. Fortunately, the internet is filled with information. Sites like http://www.spineuniverse.com have plenty of information for spine patients like me. There are other sites for people who suffer from other pain syndromes like CRPS, peripheral neuropathy, arachnoiditis, Chron's disease, pancreatitis, or whatever. Find them, joint them, and help keep them strong.