Pain is no joke.
Being in pain, feeling pain, and not being able to get rid of it is much more than an unpleasant thing.
It can range from being pretty terrible, to being downright impossible to stand.
But thankfully, in our modern world, we have a range of potential solutions to help us manage it.
Now, not all of these solutions are always going to be available to everyone. And not all of them are going to be effective.
But here’s the thing to keep in mind.
When you start researching different unique pain treatments, it goes without saying that experimentation is really the key to figuring out what works for you.
So in this post, we’re going to really dig deep and blow the lid off on some unique (and perhaps even experimental) options for pain treatment that you may not have ever considered before.
Warning! We aren’t doctors! And this post should not be considered medical advice.
This is just an article with some ideas that might help you to set yourself upon the path of figuring out how to manage your physical pain, and deal with it once and for all (or at least mitigate it so that you can live more comfortably with it until your doctor finds you a better solution).
Let’s dive in and talk about it.
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1. Applying Heat Or Cold
It may seem simplistic—but one should never underestimate how surprisingly effective it can be to apply a cold or hot compress to the area that’s hurting.
You can use homemade hot or cold packs if you don’t have access to anything better. But you can also buy products to help make these setups even more efficient and deeper penetrating.
Sometimes, and with some injuries, exercise just isn’t going to work for pain.
In fact, it can even make things worse in certain circumstances.
However, there are also some situations where exercise can really help.
For example—we once heard a story about a guy who was having knee pain whenever he would start jogging—and this kept him from really even taking the exercise seriously.
But one day, he decided to push through it—and it turned out that pushing through it actually made the soreness go away.
Note: Just don’t injure yourself! You need to be careful with this one.
This one is definitely experimental.
It can also be legally risky, because many psychedelics are technically controlled substances in the United States.
But, it still needs to be mentioned that various different types of psychedelic therapy have long been used as potential therapeutic tools not only for physical pain, but also for emotional and even spiritual pain, trauma, and healing.
There are risks to this stuff, of course. But in some cases, it may be worth looking at.
4. Therapeutic Massage
If you’re experiencing certain types of pain, then you may be able to find relief in the realm of therapeutic massage.
Massage can help to relax painful muscles, joints, and tendons. It can also help to relieve stress and anxiety.
However, it can also help to ‘close the pain gate,’ which basically involves the stimulation of nerve fibers to impede pain messaging to the brain.
Yeah, it sounds wild. But there’s quite a bit of science to back it up.
Yoga is an incredibly ancient and interesting discipline.
Sadhguru has spoken at great lengths about the true meaning of yoga, and what it means to practice it. And he may very well be the most well-known expert on the topic today.
But here’s the thing.
Yoga does present a range of health and medical benefits. And it’s true that it can actually sometimes really help to reduce pain—especially certain types of pain that may have to do with the muscles, soreness, stiffness, etc.
At the end of the day, treating pain is going to be a different process for everyone.
Speaking to your medical provider is always a good idea. But as you can see from this list, there are a number of alternative tools that we can also use to help overcome the problem and find a solution.
Living well also means living as pain-free as possible.
Being comfortable, happy, and healthy is important.
So hopefully, this list will help to inspire you to start thinking about pain management in a slightly more out-of-the-box fashion.