I am a 47 year old woman. I am looking for web friends who are having difficulty getting help with chronic pain associated with spondylitis.I have had this disease for over ten years now and have not had much luck getting help.I had surgery in 1993 and it did help for a couple years. Since then I have been going back and forth to doctors with no help. I don't have a good insurance plan so I am tuned down for procedures that I need to help take care of the pain.I take pain pills called Tramadol which has no effect on the pain. I am in need of help from you to get through this. Some days are almost more than I can take. Please email me with your solutions or experience.