I believe that anyone who has had to deal with chronic pain over a long period of time can always benefit from some of the non-traditional approaches.
35 years and counting of dealing with chronic pain does take its toll.
In the past 3 to 5 years I have looked at the non-traditional methods of helping me deal with this pain. This all came about from my Pain Management doctor. She was the one who directed me to Deep Tissue Massage, to Osteopathic work and recently Meditation.
Today, I had a session to learn more on how to meditate... It is the Led style of meditation vs other kinds.
It started in a quiet room and the professional started talking me into it. Deep deliberate breathing, wiping the mind of thoughts, thinking of a special place. What I thought lasted about 3 minutes, the therapist told me was over 20 minutes long!
I was so scared near the beginning. My vision could see this clinched black hand with two red eyes trying to climb up my neck. I knew that if I let it, it was going to strangle me. How/why, that thought drifted away. It was almost like every breath in, something was coming after me, and on every breath out, it was going away.
When the session was over, we talked about it. He said that was pretty intense to sense that hand with the eyes. He asked me what I thought it was... I knew immediately., it was chronic pain , the beast trying to take over me.
People that know me here, know I talk about chronic pain as being the beast.... It is, no question about it.
Now, I need to develop additional tools to beat it down.
I plan on using this Led Meditation twice a day. I really feel this along with everything else I do can help me through the darkest days.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences