I have systemic lupus, fibromyaglia, cervical stenosis, etc, etc. Some great info in these 2 articles.
Pain Remedies: 11 Natural Cures for Pain - Prevention.com
Pain Remedies: Natural Cures for Aches and Pains - Prevention.com
Fish oil- a high quality product is needed otherwise you can get fishy burps. If you use a pure product, it doesn't smell like fish. A lot of studies are showing krill oil isn't as beneficial as fish oil, flaxseed is ALA and the body doesn't convert it efficiently.
Add chia seeds to your food for ALA and a bunch of other nutrients.
You want to be careful using nsaids. They really deplete your body off a lot of nutrients. Suzy Cohen's book Drug Muggers explains it in detail but some of the vitamins/minerals depleted are iron, B12, folic acid, vitamin C, zinc, niacin,
Here are some articles
DearPharmacist » What To Do When It Hurts All Over
DearPharmacist » Glucosamine Sulfate Is Worth It
DearPharmacist » Many People in Pain Share One Common Inflammatory Chemical
Be sure you're getting enough magnesium. Magnesium is needed for your body to absorb calcium. The american diet is overly high in calcium and too low in magnesium. If you're low in vit D, you're low in magnesium . Magnesium affects the way vit d is absorbed.
Magnesium is critical for over 300 processes in the body and something like 90% of the population is deficient. Blood tests don't show accurately because magnesium is stored in the cells and the body will leach it from the cells into the blood to keep a steady supply so the blood tests show everything is normal.
Magnesium is also an amazing muscle relaxer. You want to use a chelated form not the cheap citrate or oxide. I use magnesium glycinate and have quit all muscle relaxers because it works so well at the right dose. I take 800mg a day in 200mg doses.
A great book is Pain Free 123 by Dr Jacob Teitelbaum. I've been following his protocol and it's made a huge difference in my life. I've actually been able to quit 2-3 rx'd meds. It's all about finding that balance where you're not doing more harm to the body with the meds and actually helping the body fight.
MSM is Effective in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis
With supplements, it can take up to 3 months to notice any significant change so you have to be patient (which is difficult). For me, I used the nsaids while waiting for the fish oil, etc to start working then was able to quit the nsaids.
I've read a lot of great things about Curamin and the End Pain Formula
Got Pain? :: Get Curamin, a BCM-95® curcumin pain relief supplement*†
Enzymatic Therapy, Inc. - Pain and Inflammation due to Exercise and Overuse
Tho those prices are high... better prices can be found elsewhere.