Dealing with Chronic Pain

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Chronic Pain is defined as a pain which lasts for longer than 6 months, this is often entirely without a cause – it can make everyday tasks very difficult and also lower your emotional wellbeing to boot. Recent treatment in chronic pain implies that neuroplasticity is a factor which can treat it very well. Some turn to medication and other pain killing substances such as alcohol and illicit drugs to numb the pain, but this leads to dependency issues which can exacerbate issues further. If you are a recovering addict following drug rehabilitation then you want to avoid this approach entirely. In order to help you out we’ve put together a list of things that can help chronic pain.

Reduce Stress

Stress can heighten our senses. And make pain feel more substantial than it actually is, therefore if you are too stressed then you aren’t going to be able to have an accurate idea of what level your pain is really like, as its subjective.

Practice Meditation

Meditation is another way of learning to be with yourself and learning to notice and bear the sensations caused, this is very useful for chronic pain.

See a massage therapist

Massages are great for calming the body and soothing the muscles and ligaments, they do a fantastic job of relaxing you and it’s going to reduce your chronic pain and also make you feel better at the same time.

Exercise regularly

Get the blood pumping and endorphins flowing around your body, it’s going to decrease stress by a substantial amount and endorphins are going to diminish any pain you have naturally.

Eat Healthy

You need to ensure that you have a good and balanced diet in order to heal to your fullest potential, it’s difficult to heal if you have a lack of certain nutrients and in order to increase your chances you can eat very helpfully.

Try Vitamin Therapy

It’s possible that your body is not getting the right nutrients that you need to heal, ask your doctor or do some research on what kind of vitamins could be useful.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used in china for 2,000 years. Its history in the west is significantly shorter but now commonly used to heal ailments. Acupuncture increases blood flow and releases endorphins and awaken the body’s self-healing mechanism.

Chiropractor

The nervous system controls every part of the body, chiropractor’s believer that pain can be caused when the spine gets out of proper alignment, by shifting the spine back to its place of belonging

Yoga

The traditions of yoga has been passed down for many years and fine-tuned in order to promote exercise and healthy bodies. People have remarked that their health issues are completely cured by regular yoga.

Relax

Pressure, anxiety, the fight or flight response means that you are constantly on edge, you’re actively searching for problems. If you teach yourself to self-soothe and relax then you are going to be on the righteous path to recovery. It might take a while for you to teach your body to stay away from this response, but if achieved you are going to experience a much improved quality of life.

Use Neuroplasticity

Whether it seems like it or not, neuro plasticity is the aim of nearly every one of these treatment options. Your nervous system can lock into a certain way of operating, in order to shift this we need to try and allow your brain to refocus into a way that allows a healthy and happy lifestyle, sometimes focusing on something can tell our brain that this particular part of the body needs focusing on – fueling the pain. These approaches are often used in conjunction with drug treatment. If we can teach the brain to ignore this then the problem is often relieved, with work it can completely disappear.

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