Pain can be subjective, and can only be defined by the person that is experiencing it. It can provoke emotional reactions when it becomes chronic and is felt for a prolonged period of time. Treatment can help you find relief: here are 7 of the best chronic pain management techniques you can use when you are feeling hurt.
Heat increases your blood flow, helping you eliminate toxins and relaxing sore muscles. You can also choose to take a hot bath which has a similar effect, providing relief to the deepest parts of your body. Add salt to the water for even more pain relieving qualities.
There are hundreds of herbs with natural pain relieving properties which are excellent alternatives you can try, instead of relying constantly on pain killers. These include turmeric, rosemary, cannabis and ginger.
Getting a massage can help you reduce stress and relieve overall tension. This method has been used by people around the world for centuries, especially to cope with chronic back and neck pain.
This may seem like an obvious thing to say, but sleep deprivation can make you more sensitive to pain. A good night of sleep helps you relax your muscles, removing tightness and soreness. Try to listen to this video next time you are trying to fall asleep:
Deep Breathing Meditation
Deep breathing and meditation are both techniques that help your body relax, easing your pain. They aid your body in removing the tightness in muscles. Focus on your breath. Take 10 seconds to inhale. Keep it in, and when you feel ready, slowly breathe out through your mouth. Imagine that all the pain and negativity is leaving your body while you exhale, and that you are bringing in positivity with every new breath in.
Find ways to distract yourself, and try to enjoy your life in spite of the pain you might be feeling right now. You may not be able to completely remove the pain from your everyday, but you can take back control by enjoying yourself rather than stressing and focusing on the negative side of things.
I know. If you periodically experience chronic pain, exercising can feel extremely difficult or even counterproductive in the short run. However, gentle, low-impact physical efforts such as taking a stroll every day can help you releasing endorphins!
I hope these chronic pain management tips could be of help to you. Don’t forget to consult your doctor when taking risky decisions on how to act, and let him be of help in evaluating the situation!
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