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joyboy

773d

Has anyone had any luck with yoga for pain management? I've tried a bit but only some beginner stretches for 10 minutes at a time. It feels nice in the moment, but has anyone had a good experience with it overall?

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    • Beeble

      770d

      yeah I've had a pretty good experience. I will say some tutorials have moves that trigger my POTS so I do have to be careful. I would generally say it helps but you've gotta balance that with fatigue and be careful not to overexert.

    • margaretscarry

      770d

      Yeah i have had it help in the past! I developed mobility issues so its not as easy to do anymore but honestly looking up yoga for specific disorders on like youtube was a life saver at the beginning of my chronic pain journey! The only trick is if it hurts just stop!

    • Beeble

      770d

      yeah I've had a pretty good experience. I will say some tutorials have moves that trigger my POTS so I do have to be careful. I would generally say it helps but you've gotta balance that with fatigue and be careful not to overexert.

    • anemone

      773d

      yes, and it did feel good, i dont think ive felt that limber since i stopped. not for everyone but i enjoyed pushing myself a little bit, exercise pain is generally good pain for me anyway

      • joyboy

        771d

        @anemone Yeah, the gentle/controlled push is a nice feeling I find.

    • MaxIsWack2

      773d

      I have done chair yoga, I dont have the strength for regular yoga. I haven't done it in a long time, but it did help a bit.

    • JustRachelle

      773d

      I try to do some yoga daily. Simple though

    • qveenofthecastles

      773d

      Yes, it helps me quite a bit.

    • Nat_Nat

      773d

      I think can be really helpful as a Gentle form of excerise or as a way to prevent tense muscles/joints from affecting you as time goes on. It's not something that has big results right away, it's more about a steady practice

    • SJP

      773d

      I've found it helps my nerve pain sometimes, and also my joint pain sometimes. However, I have to be super careful because stretching is a precursor to subluxation for me.

      • joyboy

        773d

        @SJP I get that- not the exact same issue, but if I'm not careful stretching I give myself real nasty muscle spasms. It's like walking on eggshells every time.

        • SJP

          773d

          @joyboy Me, too! It's so frustrating. I usually just go right to gentle strength training. The one stretch that seems to not fail me is the sciatica stretch. I don't sublux often when I do it, but I do still get worse POTS symptoms.

    • Roma1

      773d

      I have been awake since 4 am fighting pain in feet, hand, low back , neck and hip. Nearly going out of my mind. I finally gave in and took my pain meds early. Just now beginning to stop the misery. This is such cruelty.

    • Roma1

      773d

      Not tried.

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