Hi I've had chronic pain since Oct of 2015 and been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. No treatments from the pain management center have helped. They are out of ideas so today I went to one of the top arthritis hospitals in Boston. The rheumatologist I saw said there wasn't anything she could do. I asked her if it will only get worse and she said sometimes it stays the same or could even get a little better. I asked how that's possible for a "wear and tear" disease and she said they really don't know yet. This kind of explains why surgery is the very last option. I am blessed that my faith in God will get me through.