Our Q&A column is now going to be a weekly feature. It became a regular feature this week as I realized we have a lot of readers out there not getting the help that they need with their pain.
Dave wrote to us to say, “I have tried the Pure CBS Oil, and unfortunately, it doesn’t work for me. I have crushed discs and vertebras that are slowly degenerating. 15 yrs. of hell, tired of opioids, muscle relaxants, and almost everything made for pain. After all this time, nothing works, so I tried the CBD Oil. And again it didn’t work. I am about to give up.”
Try Other CBD Oils
The first thing you might want to consider is trying other CBD oils. Let’s be fair about this, they are not all created equal and while I think the one we offer a free trial of for Living with Pain is the best CBD oil that there is – other people might not feel the same. Why? Because we all have different metabolisms, pain, and needs.
So, my first step would be to try some other CBD oils. Now, I don’t know from your note if you’ve already done that but if you have…
Try Other Alternative Pain Management Techniques
It’s easy to dismiss things like mediation for pain relief but my wife Janet swears by mediation as part of her own pain relief regimen. Chade-Meng Tan, who worked as a senior guy at Google, put together a no-nonsense guide to meditation called “Joy on Demand”. It’s about $10 at Amazon (or free if you use an Audible Trial for the audiobook).
Consider A Placebo
This might sound ridiculous but it’s not. In a trial in which people suffering from chronic pain which could not be alleviated by any other means, doctors told their patients, “This is a sugar tablet. It has no special medicinal properties. However, I believe it might help cure your pain.”
The result? Nearly 70% of people in the trial reported that their symptoms were alleviated. Seriously. This is the amazing power of mind over our bodies.
Please, don’t give up hope, even if none of this works, it may be weeks or even days before a new pain management tool is discovered that eliminates your pain or at least makes it manageable. Hang in there Dave, I’m rooting for you.