Hey Jeffro the list on this could get pretty extensive lol. But here is a few things; taking up a hobby within your restrictions to divert your mind from the pain, hot tub soaks in apple cider vinegar or Epson salts very good for muscular pain, if heat helps, make moist heat packs in the microwave, moist heat is better than dry, stay as active as possible, laying around doing nothing destroys muscles, strength and overall stamina, meditation, relaxation cd's or tapes, learn how to accept you will never be totally pain free again, set small goals for yourself and be kind to your body. Lets see what the others have to say.
By the way, I would like to say welcome to Healing Well, hope you will continue to hang out with us here at the forum.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.