Re: Advice needed!
For pain where a fix can't be found, then yes they try to manage it typically by throwing medications at it. Most folks find some improvement on a combo of treatments. Being pain free isn't a reasonable goal, but say a 50% reduction may be.
However, often doctors are too quick to jump the management stage, and don't take enough time to work through potential causes, refer you out to specialists, etc. Thus my suggestion to get multiple doctor opinions, and of different specialties. I'd start on whatever treatments your doctor suggests at the same time as make other appointments for consults. I thought I'd note that I find it most helpful to only try one new thing at a time so I know what is helping or hurting.
Some of these meds can take months to thoroughly test. Don't be afraid to ask your doctor questions. Even the answer to as simple of a question as "what is my diagnosis" is something that a lot of patients don't know! If your doctor can't take the time to answer your questions and explain what is going on, then its time to try a new one. I've unfortunately learned over the years that all doctors are not created equal. Best wishes.
constant headache since 2006