Ways to Manage Pain

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    May 03, 2014 7:38 AM GMT
    http://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/10-pill-free-ways-manage-pain
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    May 03, 2014 10:43 AM GMT
    Big Pharma continues to make a TON of money from Oxy- and -cets and other too-easily-prescribed/procured pain and muscle relaxer meds, which self-perpetuate through easily-contracted habits. The burgeoning medical approach to "pain management" is a start, but like most things these days, too many people want too many things done FOR them, not to DO them themselves. Ultimately the losers are the people who truly NEED this type of treatment, which becomes increasingly difficult due to over-regulation to stop the excesses and abuses.
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    May 03, 2014 9:27 PM GMT
    Natural pain relief icon_smile.gif Now if we could only get some Libertarian's elected to make it legal we'ed be good.
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    Homerk saidhttp://www.mensfitness.com/training/build-muscle/10-pill-free-ways-manage-pain


    I would also like to add a couple:

    1. Prevention. If you know what is causing your pain, try and avoid what causes it if you can.

    2. I have had lower back issues in the past and I found that strengthening the muscles in my lower back and stomach greatly reduces the chances of injury. Also, things like proper lifting/bending techniques help as well.

    3. For people with joint pain, things like Synthovial Seven (Hyaluronic Acid) http://www.hyalogic.com can often times help. It is a natural vegan solution.

    Info:
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    May 07, 2014 9:20 PM GMT
    He can manage my pain any time he wants.

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    May 08, 2014 12:43 AM GMT
    BillandChuck saidBig Pharma continues to make a TON of money from Oxy- and -cets and other too-easily-prescribed/procured pain and muscle relaxer meds, which self-perpetuate through easily-contracted habits. The burgeoning medical approach to "pain management" is a start, but like most things these days, too many people want too many things done FOR them, not to DO them themselves. Ultimately the losers are the people who truly NEED this type of treatment, which becomes increasingly difficult due to over-regulation to stop the excesses and abuses.


    I am glad that you made that distinction. There are people who are going through chemo or extensive medical procedures and the drugs are the only way to get through it. It is the people abusing pain pills that are ruining it for those who need them.
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    May 10, 2014 12:47 PM GMT
    tsgt saidNatural pain relief icon_smile.gif Now if we could only get some Libertarian's elected to make it legal we'ed be good.



    Vote for me for prez, it will be legal asap( And Ive never even smoked so much as a cigarette in my life). I rather just use logic in my life for my decision making.icon_eek.gif
  • wild_sky360

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    May 30, 2014 9:27 AM GMT
    Sciatic and presumably other disc nerve pain can be relieved in a couple months with Alpha Lipoic Acid and Acetyl L Carnitine. Supplement manufacturers are actually coming out with combination products though the ALA should ideally be taken with food and the Carnitine on empty stomach for best results with each.
    The ALA is the primary substance and Carnitine the boost. Another boost, though unrelated to this particular study is bio available curcumin. This time tested anti inflammatory is considerably more potent and palatable when infused in oil for better absorption to cells and bloodstream.

    Life Extension's patented version of curcumin is the gold standard, claiming up to 5x better absorption.

    Jarrow has a sometimes hard to find time released ALA that makes dosing easier.

    Vitacost and Swanson store brands of Acetyl L Carnitine are usually half the price of other manufacturers and are quality products

    My boy was nearly crippled with sciatic pain and I found this fairly obscure research as a last resort. He's not a particularly compliant patient but once the relief came he's become more diligent. The relief in the short term is only as long as you are supplementing. He was in really bad shape prior to this find. He'd been through extensive Chiropractic care, extensive massage therapy. We tried gentle exercises. It was heartbreaking. This beautiful 34 year old man had to crawl to the bathroom and when he could walk it was with a cane. We couldn't even sleep together because of his cries all night. Now a few months later...cycle broken, he's doing yard work and pretty much anything he pleases without any pain whatsoever.
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    Jun 01, 2014 8:35 PM GMT
    Diet....exercise, meditation, massages, hydrotherapy, yoga....drugs legal and not, surgery....adapt to it.
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    Jun 08, 2014 1:42 AM GMT
    The best way to manage pain is to inflict it on others instead of yourself. icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 08, 2014 2:14 AM GMT
    I'm in constant pain, every minute of every day. I just mentally ignore it, focus on something else. Being online is one of the ways. And visiting with friends, who take my mind off it.

    When it gets very bad I take ibuprofen. I don't wanna reduce its efficacy by taking it routinely, just as absolutely needed. Plus it's bad on my liver. The gin is bad enough, I can't add that, too. icon_redface.gif

    I have all the "really good" narcotics on hand, as well, legally prescribed to me. I only take them as a last resort, when I can't get out of bed, and then only for a few days, lest I become addicted, like that POS Rush Limbaugh.

    So I manage pain fairly well, through sheer will power, not from a pill bottle. My late parents were the same way, especially my Father. I won't allow myself to be anything less.
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    Jun 08, 2014 2:59 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidI'm in constant pain, every minute of every day. I just mentally ignore it, focus on something else.
    Me too...mostly from workout injuries and mountain bike crashes. But I've found that adrenaline is a super-drug when it comes to pain management. When my pain gets too bad, I hop on the bike and go ride as hard as I can to the BMX/skatepark or the trails. Works every time.
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    Jun 09, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidMe too...mostly from workout injuries and mountain bike crashes. But I've found that adrenaline is a super-drug when it comes to pain management. When my pain gets too bad, I hop on the bike and go ride as hard as I can to the BMX/skatepark or the trails. Works every time.

    Chuck uses the same approach, albeit probably less extreme in practice. But he can't live without adrenaline to offset the spinal impingement pain.
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    Jun 10, 2014 5:21 AM GMT
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    paulflexes saidMe too...mostly from workout injuries and mountain bike crashes. But I've found that adrenaline is a super-drug when it comes to pain management. When my pain gets too bad, I hop on the bike and go ride as hard as I can to the BMX/skatepark or the trails. Works every time.

    Chuck uses the same approach, albeit probably less extreme in practice. But he can't live without adrenaline to offset the spinal impingement pain.
    Yep. Half my cervical disks are kinda fucked from the latest crash (face-planted on a failed jump)...permanent numbness/tingling in my right hand. L4 and 5 are herniated from sprinting WAY too fast (clocked at 15 MPH) along with other high impact stuff when I was younger, so I have to keep my core strong or I'll end up needing surgery...foot goes numb if I sit too long.

    Adrenaline is, by far, the best pain medicine. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 10, 2014 4:14 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    BillandChuck said
    paulflexes saidMe too...mostly from workout injuries and mountain bike crashes. But I've found that adrenaline is a super-drug when it comes to pain management. When my pain gets too bad, I hop on the bike and go ride as hard as I can to the BMX/skatepark or the trails. Works every time.

    Chuck uses the same approach, albeit probably less extreme in practice. But he can't live without adrenaline to offset the spinal impingement pain.
    Yep. Half my cervical disks are kinda fucked from the latest crash (face-planted on a failed jump)...permanent numbness/tingling in my right hand. L4 and 5 are herniated from sprinting WAY too fast (clocked at 15 MPH) along with other high impact stuff when I was younger, so I have to keep my core strong or I'll end up needing surgery...foot goes numb if I sit too long.

    Adrenaline is, by far, the best pain medicine. icon_biggrin.gif

    Very similar. Four of Chuck's Cervical disks are messed up from a head-impact injury fifteen years ago. A massive laminectomy in 2001 relieved the major pain due to the impingement at the time and didn't arrest the deterioration. And Chuck's Lumbar disks are likewise f-ed up from running. Stenosis surgery four years ago helped in one area, but the neurosurgeon is suggesting we wait for at least another year before another surgery so that the technology can improve. In the meantime, he's not running..... and cranky! icon_lol.gif