chronic pain relief bag

Take a peek into my “on the go” pain relief bag!

It is no secret that I have been medicating with medicinal cannabis and CBD since 2013. 

However, until marijuana-derived products are legal or permitted everywhere I want to go, I have to have some alternative options to get me through while away from home.

Believe it or not, my “on the go” pain relief bag is quite small.

The reason for this is because these items are also part of my everyday pain management plan. 

Listening to my body and respecting its boundaries also makes it possible to have fun away from home without my full pain relief tool kit.

Another reason for only needing a few items is that they work well on their own.

This post was updated on 9/26/2021.

Take a peek into my “on the go” pain relief bag! #chronicpain #fibromyalgia #psoriaticarthritis

The Disabled Diva shares the items she takes with her to combat chronic illness pain and symptoms while away from home.

*Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission to fund my coffee drinking habit if you use these links to make a purchase. You will not be charged extra, and you’ll keep me supplied with caffeine. It’s a win for everyone.

PEMF Therapy Device

the disabled diva and donald duck

My PEMF therapy device reduces pain and inflammation with pulsed electromagnetic fields.  I was skeptical when I was first asked to try it, but it soon won me over.

Used daily it significantly reduces my pain from fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, and coccydynia.

This drug-free device has thwarted many migraines and reduced the swelling on my spine. It also decreases how much pain I suffer from incoming storms or heatwaves.

Compare PEMF devices here.

Arnica Salve

Another must-have is my arnica salve stick from Earthley.  I use it daily to relieve pain in my wrists from spending my days typing.  There is no way I would ever be able to write as much as I do without this wonder stick!

This product is amazing. Not just because it reduces pain, but because it is made with natural and organic ingredients.  And unlike most natural and organic products, this one is affordable.  I was floored to discover that a product that cost less than $6.00 could work as well as a $60.00 topical CBD oil.

Click here to learn more!

Good Night Lotion

Good Night Lotion from Earthley contains magnesium and lavender which helps relax my legs and feet before going to bed.  Nothing turns my legs to jelly or makes me feel like they are melting into my bed after a day of walking than this lotion.

My body doesn’t tolerate supplements but has been doing well with accepting them in the form of lotions and topical oils.

Thanks to this lotion I have been able to cross restless legs off of my list of symptoms.

Click here to read my full review and click here to check it out for yourself!

Refillable Icepack And Wrap

I purchased a wrap and an icepack combo after breaking my ribs.  My only regret was that I didn’t purchase it to ice my shoulder after my car accident last year.

I have found that by alternating ice with my PEMF treatments I am able to combat new injuries and keep old ones from becoming a bigger problem.

Heating Devices

When my muscles demand heat and I am not somewhere that I can use an electric heating pad, I used to slap on a heat patch. At the time they were convenient, affordable, and effective.  I can’t tell you how many outings have been saved because of them. But there was one problem.

I didn’t need or want heat therapy for multiple hours. What I needed was an hour here or an hour there. Unfortunately once a heat patch was opened, there was no turning it off or saving it for later. The solution was a portable battery-operated neck pad. As long as I have access to a portable charger or USB port, I have heat relief on demand.

Neck Support

To provide support and prevent pain and migraines, I carry a neck brace. I currently use an inflatable neck traction device as soon as I notice tension in my neck. This has been helpful and will do until I find a foam neck brace that I like.

There you have it, my “on the go” must-have products!

What are your must-have pain relief products that can be used wherever you go?

Published by Cynthia Covert

Diagnosed in 2001 with psoriasis, followed by fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, endometriosis, and later a botched hysterectomy turned her world upside down. Cynthia shares her experience, advice, and tips for how to make life with chronic pain easier and less painful.


Share your thoughts

Skip to content
This Website is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilitiesWe are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.
Conformance status