I'm from the Panhandle and suffer from the same. I would be glad to talk to you at any time. I know the feeling of being alone, when people can't understand what it's like to suffer from chronic back pain.
what has chronic back pain got to do with feeling alone ?
I'm not around TX but I've had back pain for about 20 years. I keep a bottle of Motrin in my car and buy the 500 tab bottles to keep at home. It is the best common med I've found for back pain because it also reduces inflammation so it helps with the pinched nerves. On bad days, I can barely stand up strait. Good days, it only feels like a bruise. There are very few days where I don't notice it at all.