I have pain in my neck that is sharper than a lightning bolt. The same in different parts of my back. Its so hard to drag myself out of bed and the bedroom's even harder. I have insomnia. If I sleep, when I awake I don't feel rested. I have daily constant migraines that are so bad they've lasted longer than a week that I've ended up in the ER. But I discovered 7 years ago that this almost 2 year old dog I had could tell before I had a migraines and she was letting me know before they were happening. She had instincts that went very far. So I did a lot of reading, joined a service dog group, met them in person-they were real and nice. My dog has worked with me ever since. Yes, there is back pain. neck and other places. I fall easily, my ankles swell, etc. However, I don't have bad pain in my head like I used to have. She lets me know it's coming, I take a pill and lots of times the pain is skipped. She helps me keep trying but I think any dog helps you in so many ways.