Sean, I'm glad that you found some things that work for you. Recent X-rays revealed that I have osteoarthritis in my back, but I'm not feeling pain from it and my doctor told me that it's very common at my age (54). I'm wondering whether I should be doing anything to prevent it from getting worse? I hate to spend a lot of money on dietary supplements if I don't need to, but I don't want to wind up in your predicament either. I'll think about the Omega 3's to start with.