Sometimes a heating pad helps some but it never goes away. Even when i was on tons of pain meds it never was controlled. So now I’m coming off of most of them and I’m hoping the saying is true, that it gets worse before it gets better...because the last two months as I’ve been coming off the pain meds have been horrible. The doctors tell me that once the opiates are out of my system the pain will feel less severe. I’m hoping and praying they are right.