Posted by Optimist on March 8, 2005, at 9:50:16
In reply to Re: Do they like to see us suffer? » alexandra_k, posted by cubbybear on March 8, 2005, at 9:18:00
> > I think they are more cautious
> > And for that I am glad.
> >> I have a history of drug abuse
> > And I am grateful that I have learned to do without.
> > But that is just my experience.
> I've heard that ex-smokers are among the most vocal anti-smoking proponents. Is this the case with people who once had a so-called substance abuse problem (hate that phrase).
> I happen to be one of those people who never had a drug abuse problem; if anything, I've been too conservative about taking meds than I should be, and have oftentimes denied myself a sedative when I should have taken one.
> I want and need an occasional tablet of codeine to make my days more bearable. I've already tried many other treatment modalities for a shoulder injury, including acupuncture, ultrasound and hot pack. I'm not interested in having my comfort levels dictated to by people whose values about pain tolerance create additional difficulties for me, on top of the physical pain.
There's a new therapy out the last 5 years or so called ART(Active Release Technique) which is supposed to be a "miracle" for things like shoulder injuries, carpel tunnel, etc... Basically what it is, a therapist manipulates your joint while they break up the adhesions/scar tissue with their finger. It's very effective and usually requires a couple appointments to relieve the situation in full. Chiropractors, massage therapists, and athletic therapists are the one's most likely to be trained and certified in it. Being in Thailand I'm not so sure if you'd be able to find anyone there with the necessary expertise though. ART was invented in the U.S. so perhaps on your next visit you could look in to options to get it done. Here, a lot of people have used it successfully instead of surgery. I've also had a lot of luck with it, treating my athletic injuries in the past.
Here's a copy of the main website:
The nearest location to you now looks to be in Singapore, on the provider search engine on their site.