For starters, we know that probably 65% of the members on this site are dealing with chronic pain. And figure that about 99% of the folks here are dealing with some type of spinal problem or are helping someone who has it.
Spinal problems cause all sorts of havoc with our lives. Everyone understands the physical pain, the day to day discomfort, getting up in the morning, missing out on some things, etc. But there is the non-visible pain that many times is harder to deal with.
What I would like to explore is what ways do you have in dealing/coping with both your physical and emotional pain.
Some things that come to mind are:
- Music therapy
- Aroma therapy
- Exercise therapy, such as Yoga
Notice that I did not mention any conventional pain medications , ESI, Physical/Aqua Therapy, etc. We all know about those. But I really think there are ways that each of us cope with it all. There are no rights or wrongs, its what works for you.
For me, so much of my coping mechanisms start right here. I am lucky enough to have spent a long time with Spine-Health and have met so many different people. The feeling I get when one of my posts help someone is 10 times stronger the the strongest narcotic.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences