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Old 10-08-2013, 08:11 PM
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Ginger (add to 1-2 teaspoons daily to diet for general muscle pain)

Cloves (chewed gently for toothache / gum inflammation)

Apple Cider Vinegar (1 tablespoon mixed with water before meals for heartburn)

Garlic (made into a special oil for earache )

Cherries (joint pain, headaches – 1 bowl per day)

Oily fish (Salmon, tuna, sardines, trout, mackerel, herring – intestinal inflammation – 18oz per week)

Yogurt (PMS – 2 cups per day)

Turmeric (chronic pain – 1/4 teaspoon per day)

Oats (endometrial pain – they are gluten free)

Salt (hot, salty foot baths for ingrown toenails – 1tsp per cup of water – 20 mins twice daily)

Pineapple (stomach bloating, gas – 1 cup of fresh pineapple)

Peppermint (add a few drops of the essential oil to bath for sore muscles)

Grapes (back pain – 1 heaping cup per day)

Water (general injury pain, helps wash away the pain-triggering histamine – 8 x 8 ounce glasses per day)

Horseradish (sinus pain – 1 teaspoon twice daily)

Blueberries (bladder / urinary tract infections – 1 cup daily)

Raw Honey (topical application 4 times daily for cold sores / canker sores)

Flax (breast pain – 3 tablespoons daily – must be ground or seeds will pass right through!)

Coffee (migraines – caffeine stimulates the stomach to absorb pain meds better)

Tomato Juice (leg cramps – tomato juice is rich in potassium – 10oz daily)

Medical Marijuana - use as needed.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:55 PM
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Great post. I didn't know about a lot of these, especially about grapes. Best thing I've found for back pain are essential oils. I've been using Frankincense, Heilichrysum, and a product called "Deep Blue" (Wintergreen, Camphor, Blue Tansy, & several others). I simply put a few drops of each on my lower back. I can't explain completely how it works but it does.
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1999: Collapse at work lifting heavy desk; Weekly chiropractor visits until present; Steroid Inj. Pain Mgmt.
2002: Began mostly Raw diet. Got off pain meds Showed much improvement. Weekly Chiro visits
2010: Discogram & MRI - S1 - L2 Lumbar DDD
2011: MRI same. Quality of life issue. Wake up middle of night with leg pain often.
2013: MRI. Had enough. Ready for surgery.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:46 PM
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Essential Oils info: Back Pain - Essential Oils Pedia

Red Grapes for back pain: Your Health Matters, Red Grapes For Back Pain Red grapes are packed...
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1999: Collapse at work lifting heavy desk; Weekly chiropractor visits until present; Steroid Inj. Pain Mgmt.
2002: Began mostly Raw diet. Got off pain meds Showed much improvement. Weekly Chiro visits
2010: Discogram & MRI - S1 - L2 Lumbar DDD
2011: MRI same. Quality of life issue. Wake up middle of night with leg pain often.
2013: MRI. Had enough. Ready for surgery.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:46 AM
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I've never had any luck with these kinds of things, but I know people that swear by them. Had you listed one for tendonitis, I'd be trying it.
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:28 AM
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I have replaced ALL my pills with medical marijuana. I needed a particular strain to get off the opiates. It took me 4 times to detox from 4mg Roxi every 3 hours. My script was 90mg Roxi every 3 hours and cannabis got me down to 4mg and then totally off the pills. I have the same awful pain, I just deal with it differently. The medical marijuana program in NJ was set up for failure and we're trying to fix it. We're showing people you don't need these man made drugs. I'm not on here much but you can IM me on FB if you have a question.
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:30 PM
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Eddie,

What's the deal with your failed fusion? I'm assuming your L5/S1 didn't fuse? What type of fusion procedure did you have? Did screws break?
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:10 PM
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Food Is Medicine: 20 Natural Painkillers in your Kitchen

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Food Is Medicine: 20 Natural Painkillers in your Kitchen
BY ANTRANIK – APRIL 8, 2013

In many ways, we don’t really need much advice because we already know basically what we should do:
  • Eat a variety of foods, especially whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
  • Minimize candy, soda and other empty calories.
  • Watch how much we eat.
  • Do some physical activity every day.
As a nation, we are increasingly eating more processed foods. Our supermarkets are full of convenient packaged foods that appeal to our taste buds, but compromise our nutrition. In addition, we are eating less variety of foods. Ironically, while 17,000 new products are introduced each year, two-thirds of our calories come from just four foods: corn, soy, wheat, and rice.

(Pie chart showing two-thirds of the calories we consume come from corn, soy, rice, and wheat.)

Nor is our food the same as it was 20 years ago. Nutrients in the soil have been depleted, so food grown in that soil has fewer nutrients. Chemicals are increasingly used in raising both plants and animals, particularly on huge industrial farms that specialize in a few products.

Full article and list of natural painkillers:

Food Is Medicine: 20 Natural Painkillers in your Kitchen
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