Living with the pain, any tips?

Dr Sanji in San Jose CA said my Styloid bones are 44 long twice as long as they should be. So sounds like I do have this. He said he has done 25 surgeries at 80% success rate, with long term patients not having as much success. I have only had since April of this year. I really want to avoid surgery so he recommended continuing acupuncture and upping my Neuronton dose (already on for back issues).

Does anybody have any tips on managing the pain?