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Medication and Meditation

omkar12omkar12 Posts: 38
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:00 AM in Pain Medications
My friend is suffering from back pain and stress. I really very worried about him. medication or meditation Which is the best way to cure stress?


  • MetalneckMetalneck The Island of Misfit toysPosts: 1,778
    You are a friend indeed to be concerned about your friend. But without more information on his/her treatment, diagnosis, medications, duration of treatment, original injury, things that make the issue(s) better or worse, what other stress factors maybe going on other than the back pain there may be .....

    It is impossible for any of us to make any informed suggestions as to how to be assistance.

    More information would be helpful.


  • Stress can make pain feel worse, so any relaxation may help, perhaps write down what stressful aspects they are having and try to deal with them one at a time, I almost laughed out loud when our residential PM team suggested relaxation. It is not for everyone and takes time, patience and practice to master any new skill and technique.

    As a busy chap I would have needed to look up the word relaxation in the dictionary, and in a room of 20 other patients a challenge for any practitioner, it did help me and I could feel the benefit, it is only one tool in managing pain and we need a mass of others, from PT to CBT and PM itself, the hope is that eventually the P word enters our thoughts less and less, even though we are in chronic pain all the time.

    Good luck and keep going.
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