Two possibilities to mention:
1. If your skin is tender to touch and burning is not affected by body movements and different positions, then it can be shingles (Herpes zoster virus reactivation in one of the spinal nerves). Nausea can be also from shingles. This causes burning pain going like a stripe from the spine to the front. Often (but not always) rash appears after some time. Neurologist would tell you, if there is any available painkiler for your situation.
2. Bulging or herniated disc or some other disorder in your thoracic spine (osteoporosis, arthritis..) could cause pinched spinal nerve. This type of pain would be affected by different body positions and would not be tender to the slight touch. Again, neurologist could say more.
Another petition written and signed by a group of people who walk around with their heads up their arses or written by the drug companies themselves designed to do nothing more than get in our pocket. There is nothing about this so called opiod epidemic that is looking out for cronic pain patients. The drug companies have been Killing people for years with their scams, for years it’s been chemotherapy as they killed one after the other with that crap while paying the Doctors a healthy commission and that is what the cronic pain patents have to look forward to, nothing less. I wish you all the best as the scum sucking lying bastards are doing less than nothing to help us. My so called pain specialist cut my pain dose in half after I had been on it over a year and doing just fine. He cut it in half about 2 months after promising me he would not do that. I quit going there as I will not pay someone to lie to me and make me miserable all at the same time. There are other options out there and I found some of them and I wish the same for each of you. Leave no avenue unchecked and good luck.
2/15/2010 - An excellent review of clinical studies on the medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids has been published by Arno Hazekamp and Franjo Grotenhermen. The authors summarize 37 different controlled studies in the period July 1, 2005 - August 1, 2009. Eight specifically involved smoked marijuana, all of which indicated medical efficacy. Conditions treated included chronic pain, HIV neuropathy, spinal cord injury, and Hep C. The authors add that at least 110 studies on medical cannabis have been published since 1975. So much for the notion that our drug bureaucrats need more studies on medical marijuana. Read the study.