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frustratedfibro

583d

what are some other ways to fight chronic illness besides physical therapy, aqua therapy, meds, hot baths/showers, and heating pads?? some people go to a chiropractor, is that helpful? or something like acupuncture? what are some other options?

    • sandboxjoints

      511d

      i've personally gotten some symptom relief out of acupuncture and chiropractics but that was specifically for pain caused by sacroiliac joint dysfunction. if you have joint problems a chiropractor could maybe be worth it & acupuncture can help with nerve pain, but honestly if those aren't major issues for you i'd say save your money and just learn some stretches and exercises for your joints & get a TENS unit. and i know it won't fix anything but exercise to the extent that you can do it really does help chronic pain be a little more manageable. intensive exercise isn't always feasibly so i'd say go on walks, stretch regularly, do something light like yoga or some zumba maybe. limited mobility isn't a death sentence, it can be improved or worked around. researching different kinds of medication for your particular conditions is also a good idea, at least to ease symptoms that interfere with your life.

    • 100Percent_K

      582d

      I’ve done surgeries and now it’s just a boat load of meds that help me control my chronic pain and illness

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