All pain is received in the brain....but one cannot deny its happening or find a reason for the "why".
Accupuncture could work as well as biofeedback if one is to the point where it's uncontrollable and one doesn't want to get to the point of using stronger pain meds.
Those attachable heat pads have worked for many...but can be expensive if it's a daily thing.
I too use a microwave grain bag to help ease the reaction to the pain...sometimes that's enough.
It may not be the initial pain, but the reaction by our bodies such as tensing muscles, rectum, etc. Kind of goes from bad to worse...
Preventing, as per pb4, is definitely easier than after the pain has started. Don't wait too long to use a remedy that could be successful.
*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 4(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!