Any Suggestions to Help Me Deal with Chronic Pain?

@birthlady (5613)
United States
November 13, 2006 12:37pm CST
All suggestions are welcome! I'll even give everybody a + for posting! I suffer chronic pain every day. Do you know what can help me?
2 responses
@Cortney (3986)
• United States
14 Nov 06
I would go and see a pain management specialist. Depending on what type of pain it is, they can treat it. It doesn't always have to be with pain medications either. A lot of people have Cortison injections and it helps. But you can only have so many of them before they want to do surgery or other methods.
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
14 Nov 06
It is chronic pain from thoracic outlet syndrome, caused by an industrial accident 12 years ago. I decline cortisone injections in my cervical spine (neck). Surgery has been recommended by a neurologist and orthopedist 12 years ago but it is so radical that I declined.
• South Africa
14 Nov 06
I also suffer from chronic pain - in my shoulder and back. For me - anti inflammatories are first prize ~ but that's no way to live! Hot water bottles often ease the pain for me. Or a long soak in a nice hot bath. A little more risque suggestion would be to try smoking some green ~ it's medicinal benefits are real :)
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@birthlady (5613)
• United States
14 Nov 06
Hi, Thanks for your suggestions! Heat works great for me, as well as anti inflammatories, I prefer food sources, and have found that yams are a great anti inflammatory. Also fresh tumaric, basil, oregano, taragon, marjarum, and more...