The best pain relief suggestion I have for you is applying ice below the stomach. I know this sounds very simple; however, it is one of the few things that really helps with the pain. Grab a few ice cubes; place them in a plastic bag. And apply! It is that easy. I did a post on this technique a few years ago, and I thought it was worth mentioning again.
I find that freezer bags work best. The regular plastic zip bags tend to leak.
For me, when I use ice, I get quick pain relief. I especially use it when watching television or just before bed. Also, if you have a long drive ahead of you, grab your plastic zip bag of ice.
I know that some people use heat, but I personally get better results with ice. If I really want to reduce my pain level, I put about a 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in water. See Tip 101: FAST Pain Relief!
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
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