I read in "Pain Free for Life " by Dr. Scott Brady that to heal we need to get rid of all our " crutches " with the possible exception of pain medication to begin with. I have been trying to do this over the past couple of weeks and have managed to do so with limited success. The heating pads and most of the pillows I have been able to do without fairly successfully. I put away the ice packs and I have reduced the meds by 1/3. I still go on my massage therapy bed regularly. Yesterday the pain was so miserable that it disrupted my sleep for the first time in weeks. Of course this brought back the depression and anxiety to the point that I had a major panic attack. Getting the ice pack back out makes me feel guilty and like I am once again failing at getting rid of this pain. Does anyone have any advice regarding "crutches "? Will continuing to use an ice pack and the massage bed really prevent me from healing? I know it will take time and a lot of work to overcome TMS but am I making matters worse by not giving up all of these things?