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Other Than Seeing A Pain Specialist, How Else Do You Handle The Chronic Pain?

Other Than Seeing A Pain Specialist, How Else Do You Handle The Chronic Pain?

Today's pain is tomorrow's strength

There has been alot of discussion recently about pain management and pain specialists. Pain medications are not a choice for me. I would like to know what other successful options are available. Something I do is go to physical therapy. I've been going for 18 years.
Therapy has taught me alot about how/why my body acts the way it does and how better to manage the crazy symptoms. My recommedation would… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you for your reply, I really am in the same situation as you as I have alot of full blown drug allergies, one even involved my having heart arrest and lung collapse. the only drugs available to me for pain are prednisone and tramadol,both make me feel awful.
i am currently,focusing on my diet and i do find gentle stretching,deep focused breathing and aromatherapy oils in my bath with Epsom salts added in as well give some relief for moderate pain, my favorite oils are lavender, rose, sandalwood, neroli and grapefruit, they are all good for depression too. I wish I could trigger point myself but I cannot so if I go for physiotherapy,they have collaborated with me in the past,so I can be a bit bossy,ha !!! Sending you a wish for a pain free night.

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

thank you for your information, it is all really valuable, ironically, I have helped a number of patients over the years with chronic pain in my Holistic Practice, it is really important that the therapist knows how to work with
inflammatory conditions as it can be extremely unproductive and painful if the therapist does not have proper training. I absolutely loved my patients and my job but my hands could no longer cope! They are retired now after 20years of healing and helping those who suffer chronic pain. Now I give them TLC, for a job well done.

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Ice and icyhot and massage

edited, originally posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member Thank you for caring for all of those in pain! What a gift <3 I learned the hard way about the difference between a rheumatoid trained therapist and a therapist who adapts ortho methods. It is unproductive, painful, and can cause additional problems. You have to ask the questions and not assume the person is properly trained just because you are referred to them or they are in the book or advertise. Training and experience are what make the difference.

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I'm reading a book about how to handle pain with mindfulness meditation. Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn. I borrowed it from the library.
I'm terrible at following directions but there are times when it helps. Stop, take a deep breath, pay attention to what you're feeling, and accept that it's there whether you want it or not. Then it's easier to cope with the pain.
That's the general idea anyway.
Good luck! 💗

posted over 4 years ago
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