Chronic pain affect most of the people some way or another. It cost a lot to cure it as well. Most common chronic pain is headaches and lower back pain. Chronic pain can be defined as persisting for more than six months. It can be caused by a specific injury or medical problem. The pain could occur with no apparent reason which puzzled prescribers and patients. It is important to bear in mind that chronic pain cannot be treated in one quick solution but needed an extensive personalized plan to manage.
It is important to be able to accept pain as part of your life that need to be addressed before combating it. These are what you can do to deal with chronic pain:
- Keep yourself hydrated as dehydration can aggravate the symptoms of chronic conditions such as headaches and back pain.
- Load your body with nutritious foods that can help combat pain and reduce fatigue. Examples are leafy greens, foods rich with omega3, asparagus, low sugar fruits and soy products.
- Keep a positive outlook. Thinking positively will help to overcome blocks and lessen the pain you are feeling.
- Distract yourself with activities that are not stressful such as yoga, listening to music, watching movies. It is good to engage in activities that make you feel good.
- Maintain proper posture. Being in C-slump which is a bend back with head in front of spine can impair nerve and blood flow. Try to keep head in a parallel line with a straight spine. This can help prevent strain on back and neck muscles.
- Discuss your pain. You may be able to find solutions to problems that cause you stress and any helpful coping skills.
- Keep a diary that can help you keep track of your pain and record down medications that are able to help you and any adverse effects you experience while taking them. This can help you to be in more control of your pain.