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Aug 14, 2015 10:57 PM

What's the best way to Relief pain if you have lived with it for 18 years

Aug 15, 2015 5:04 AM

There are several things that you could try just off the top of my head that may help you. Depending on where your pain is and how bad, you could try warm soaks, heating pads, ice, wrapping the area for support, volteran gel, a TENS unit, massage. Any number of these may help to ease your pain. You need to find a good doctor or doctors who can diagnose the problem for you and treat you accordingly. I hope this has been somewhat helpful and best wishes on feeling better.

Aug 15, 2015 7:07 AM

When all else fails,a long soak in Epsom salt bath. Then the heating pad and something for distraction, like tv, read or my pets.

Aug 15, 2015 12:06 PM

Hoppi1425, both AlwayZ & Chocolat have good suggestions. Do you have any idea what's causing your pain? If not you should find a good doctor to run bloodwork to see if it's an inflammatory disease, and give you a good exam. Knowing what you're dealing with determines which treatments work best. Good luck with prayers said! 🙏🌼

Aug 15, 2015 12:15 PM

Yes it was a gunshot wound in 97

Aug 15, 2015 2:48 PM

Do you know if they got all the metal out? Whether they did or not, it likely damaged nerves or else scar tissue has formed tightly around nerves. Have you tried trigger point injections (injx) or epidural steroid injx, to block nerve pain? Most pain care specialists can do both. ESI's are typically done along the spine so that may not be for you, depending on where the bullet entered and exited. See a pain specialist for relief options. But another thought is whether the wound has tightened the surrounding muscles, ligaments & tendons; you might benefit from some therapy to loosen &/or strengthen the area. A TENS unit would work in between visits to block pain receptors from registering. Good luck getting better methods of relief. You'll be in my prayers. 🙏🌼

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