Good evening fellow spiney loves,
I am curious what unconventional methods any and all of you use to slow the pain down. I have tried many things. One of the things that I love to do to rid myself of stress and therefore some measure of pain is take a hot bath. I will get the water as hot as is still comfortable and soak for a couple of minutes. I can't do this too long as it hurts me to sit, but that aside I do it. My favorite part is before I get out of the tub. I will let the water drain out and I will sit there until the last drop has gone down the drain. While the pipes are sucking and gurgling and the water is swirling and receding, I imagine that my pain and stresses and cares are being sucked down the drain as well.
Another thing that I do is to find anyone willing and embrace them. One I have them in my heart to heart hug, I ask them to take three deep breaths in and out with me. There is something SO very soothing about breathing *with* another person.
How about you?