My heart cries for all the pain in your house, I wish the best for all. As far as back pain goes, I am a diabetic and broke my neck a few years ago due to a insulin reaction where I fell into a wall at a steep angle. I survived and am all well now. I went to the doctor who gave me the regular pain meds plus some stuff to keep my muscles from stiffing up. It was Naproxen Sodium aka Aleve but,the dose was 500mg. I started to run out and ask the doc for more, he told me to just buy Aleve and take two it was the same thing. It is the greatest medicine I have ever used for back or neck pain. He warned me and I am warning everyone. You cannot keep taking 500mg for long or you will ruin your liver and/or kidneys. If you drink booze or already stress your liver/kidneys, do not take two pills. As always check with your local doctor first and read and follow the directions before believing anything you read on the internet.