Since my diagnosis of chronic pain, the biggest gift along the way has been the medical team I now have around me that help me adjust my activities, strengthen my weaknesses and administer therapies that help me. It took a long while out of the gate to figure out exactly WHAT was causing the intractable chronic pain in my case, but once we did- BINGO ! The therapies provided me, started doing their job and the pain began to lessen.
I tried a lot of modalities- from acupuncture, to massage,to physio to pool therapy to more mainstream techniques such as nerve blocks, before finding out the just right combination that worked for me.
If you are one of those 1 in 4 Canadian and Americans out there who live daily in Chronic Intractable pain that wont resolve, dont give up hope ! Help IS out there. Be patient - it takes time and experimentation to find solutions that will work for your particular issues. I had some relief from early therapies, but now after several years, I surround myself with a health care professional team that I attend once or more weekly that really does the trick for me. Am I 100 % back to normal? No, no where near that. But, by learning to moderate my activities , meditate and really be mindful of how much activity I can do in a day before I start to hurt bad, I now know myself better than I have my entire life. This is a living moving journey- a journey of despair, and frustration and darkness- but also a journey of overcoming obstacles, facing ones fears and strengthening ones character. Being a chronic pain patient has made me more compassionate, given me reserves of will I never knew I had and character I would never have otherwise