Rosalind. I am 60ish, and have disabled since 1986. Chronic pain has been the root of 14 operations and many surgical procedures. Since turning 60 My health has become entangled with heart disease and COPD. This year I took courage to find out why the pain had changed in the last five years. At this pt you should know my trust is very low in the profession of medicine. Off I went for x rays ....ct scans and finally a myleogram .. The results were devasting for me. The Arachnoiditis has traveled to the throiac area, a couple of cysts, stenosis, but it truly showed why I am screaming some nights😄😰😭. I am working on handling this new pain, I have fought to stay mobile for the last 2yrs but now on walker and we. I thank everyone for your input in this group it has helped me already by reading ur posts.