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 for the past seven years.
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.
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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.
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Number One: PEMF Therapy Device
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 had made joint pain from fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, coccydynia, and degenerative disc disease something that no longer holds me back.
Prior to using this device daily, I needed my wheelchair for any outing that lasted longer than a quick grocery shopping trip. In less than a year I was ready to retire my wheelchair and was walking everywhere my feet wanted to go.
Because the majority of my pain is located near my waist, that is where I typically wear it. However, when my knees decide to swell, I strap it above it and in no time the swelling is gone and I am good to go!
While away from home, I listen to my body. If I feel muscle tension building in the base of my neck, I move my device to that area. When my feet act up, I strap the device to my ankle.
This drug-free device has thwarted many migraines, reduced swelling on my spine on the spot, and has kept me moving with minimal pain for two years. It has decreased how much pain I suffer from incoming storms or heatwaves.
Number Two: 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.
Number Three: 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.
Number Four: 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.
Number Five: Heat Patches
When my muscles demand heat and I am not somewhere that I am able to use an electric heating pad, I just slap on a heat patch!
These little patches are as convenient, affordable, and effective. I can’t tell you how many outings have been saved because of them.
There you have it, my “on the go” must-have products!
Do you have a must-have a pain relief product that can be used wherever you go?