Pain Management Habits
More often than not, a patient’s most difficult challenge is finding out what is causing the pain. Our pain specialists are trained to recognize and treat your pain. Relief is a result not from medication, but in daily exercises that you can add to your routine. We call that our pain management habits for a better life. From medication to exercise and living healthier can improve your quality of life.
Although it might not seem like a good idea to exercise when in pain. However, there are benefits you feel can be substantial. When exercising, you release natural endorphins which have shown to reduce pain sensations.
Relaxing is a product of meditation. Which reduce feelings of stress, tension in your muscles and the release of endorphins. This can naturally reduce your pain sensations.
Need another reason to quit smoking? Studies show that tobacco abuse can increase pain sensations, worsen circulation, and make healing hard. As well as increasing disc damage and disease.
Eating well can improve your bodies ability to heal and keep your body strong and healthy. A healthy diet can maintain your ideal weight, help with digestion and prevent risk for diseases.
Keep A Pain Journal
Try to keep a pain journal so that you may document your pain score every day. Keep tabs on what caused your pain to increase or decrease. Take your journal to your pain management doctor so they can help you find a way to reduce the pain.
Be Active; Participate
Just because you’re in pain, doesn’t mean it should define who you are. Keeping your mind off the pain by staying busy is a good way to fight pain. Get involved, join a club, or take a class and get out there.
Be Vocal; Share Your Pain
Inform your friends and family about how you’re feeling and how they can help. It can be as simple as getting you a glass of water or doing your laundry. Ask your doctor how to cope with your pain effectively.
Take A Break
Schedule some quiet time for yourself. No technology, no social media, or television. Use your time to reflect on the positive parts of your day and clear your mind.