Address physical ailments
Pain is one of the irritants that must go if it’s an issue in your life. That sounds obvious and unnecessary to say but pain is a double-headed thorn in your side.
There is the suffering directly caused by the pain, and there is the stress this suffering places on your already maxed out mental being.
Pain causes further depression and anxiety, and depression and anxiety increase the intensity of any pain you may have.
It’s a vicious case of the snake chasing its tail.
There are too many varieties of pain to attempt listing them all here with their possible treatment protocols, so I’m going to describe a few I am familiar with.
Lower back pain was my number one physical enemy most of my life
During my bipolar years, this pain was excruciating and constant. More pills were added to the massive cocktail I was on for my head and other malfunctioning systems. The new pills offset what all the other pills were doing inside me.
I loved Oxycodone but became addicted almost immediately and went into withdrawal within hours of running out. My doc wouldn’t give me any more and my back was killing me.
Eventually, all pain meds had no effect on me for I was just as resistant to them as I was the head meds.
Most other pain meds had no effect on me, for I was just as resistant to them as I was the head meds.
I was introduced to a strand of non-narcotic meds that actually worked well but I was eating about a dozen a day. I was getting very fed up with pills, especially since nothing seemed to be doing much good.
The thought of being insane AND crippled was too much to bear and my depressions got blacker.
Being bipolar was bad enough. But when my physical health – and the ability to do much of anything physical (to include sex) – was threatened my mood tanked double time.
Then my only source of relief stopped working
I normally received structural chiropractic care, and over the years this always brought me great relief. But something changed in my spine and the treatments became ungodly painful.
My doc, one of the best, refused to do it to me any longer and suggested (for the hundredth time) that I try Network Spinal Analysis instead.
I’d been avoiding this new thing he was offering, as it seemed too “patchouli oil” for my tastes.
But the writing was on the wall.
Just prior to beginning Network Spinal Analysis, we had actually begun to discuss the need for possible surgery, a talk my chiropractor almost never has for any reason. He’d only brought it up because he didn’t think I’d ever try NSA.
Thank God I switched
NSA seemed to agree with me. Highly! For the first time in 6 months, I felt relief from my murderous back pain.As my back improved, which it began to do IMMEDIATELY, my mood improved.