“Opioid medications have not helped me.”
For chronic pain, typically an equal ratio, roughly 1:1 between THC:CBD, is effective and well-tolerated. There are a number of good topical preparations you could use in addition to routes like vaping and edibles.
Also try THCA (great for inflammation) in an tincture or raw cannabis product like fresh plant juice or cold water hash. Cold water hash (aka ice wax or bubble hash) can be added to smoothies or made into capsules and is an affordable and natural way to get lots of THCA, and a little THC.