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5 Ways to Manage Chronic Pain

January 28, 2020

5 Ways to Manage Chronic Pain

When it comes to living with chronic pain, you want to know all of the available treatment options.

Today, I am going to talk about a handful of ways to manage your chronic pain. Having a plan that meets your individual needs may help give you some relief. It’s worth a try!

Don’t give up hope of recovery just because a few treatments did not work. Restoring hope may take the edge off of your pain symptoms. 

1) Deep Breathing

 

 


When you focus on breathing, you’re signaling your body to relax. Tension and tightness in the body can exacerbate pain symptoms.

Breathe in through your nose, filling up your entire stomach and then breathe out slowly through your mouth. The repetition of expanding and contracting will soothe your body.

2) Exercise

 

 

If your body allows it, get some exercise! Breaking a sweat and releasing endorphins may lift your spirits and block pain signals.

Make sure to ask your doctor before you launch into an intensive exercise routine, as you want to make sure the exercise won’t cause reinjury.

Increase your mobility by walking, swimming, biking, or rowing.

3) Massage

 

 

 

Massage is a quintessential example of a relaxing activity. Therapeutic massages can relax your muscles, relieve stress, and take your mind off of your pain. There are so many massage types to choose from! You can get a deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, 

Swedish massage, or sports massage. Massages have been shown to benefit many, particularly those with tension headaches, fibromyalgia,  low-back pain, or arthritis. 

4) Support Group

 

 


Finding the right support group can help you work through the emotional distress that is bound to occur when you experience chronic pain. When you hear other people sharing their experience and being vulnerable, you’ll feel less alone.

Maybe you’ll feel inspired by the resilient journeys of some of your fellow group members. Remember you don’t have to go through this alone! Seeking support is a huge step toward recovery.

5) Find Joy

 

 


A great way to reduce pain and stress in your life is to find activities that you enjoy. Focusing on the pain will make it worse. Distracting yourself with joyous endeavours such as friends, hobbies, exercise, concerts, comedy shows, or animals can deeply benefit your life satisfaction and overall well-being.

While you may not be able to completely avoid the pain, you may feel empowered when you take charge. No one ever regrets having more fun in their life! 

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I hope the content from my blog helps relieve your pain. You deserve to live a joyous life where pain is not the central focus of every moment. These are all tips that you can try at home.

It is important to note that I am not a doctor. If your pain becomes unmanageable please speak to a specialist. Deep breathing, massage, support groups, exercise, and finding joy will add to the quality of your life.

I am wishing you wellness! 

Annie
Author
Urbanvalle

 P.S. If your neck is bothering you, be sure to check out our Smart Neck Pain Reliever



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