I'm going through a really tough cycle with my neuropathic pain in my legs. I was stricken with the Guillain-Barre Syndrome 6 years ago. The nerves in my legs didn't heal properly, so this is what's left for me. I do fairly well with opiates, but my doc is constrained about how much he can prescribe. I've done everything from meds that you wouldn't believe, an electric black box, acupuncture, and a pain psychologist. On good days, I can walk up the stairs to my studio and get around in the house. When I go out, which I do as infrequently as possible, getting in and out of the car is murder, and I have to use a cane. My productivity as an academic has really taken a hit, and this just kills me. This is by far the most depressing part of the whole deal. It is very hard to take the initiative on even simple things like changing cables or updating software with pain present all the time. I'm just squeaking by. On bad days, that's a whole other thing. I'm having more bad days. When I was in the university hospital here, I had two relapses and they recommended the Mayo Clinic. They were very aggressive in their treatment (IVIG, a type of plasma). What I'm considering now, and really should have tried years ago, is finding the quote/unquote best pain clinic out there. Does anyone have any recommendations? Googling didn't help.