I'm new here, too! I'll be starting pain management care tomorrow and will post about how it went.
I'm not new to being treated, though. A couple or so years ago, I was prescribed (via family doctor and, later, an osteopath) strong narcotics, injections, patches, other medications, etc., so I do have a bit of a shorthand in what works and what doesn't. I even know of a compound rub that works WONDERS.
Welcome to the board. I look forward to getting to know you.