Chronic Pain

Coping

Chronic pain is physically and psychologically stressful and the constant discomfort it causes can lead to anger, frustration, and depressive thoughts towards you and loved ones. Individuals can use a variety of mental and sensory (sound, etc.) activities to help relax, distract, disassociate, and reinforce positive thoughts that can help provide pain relief.
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Daily Pain & Activity Tracking

Daily pain and activity tracking can help doctors diagnose and prescribe more effective pain solutions by understanding the relationship between each individual’s pain, activities, and treatments.

Physical Activities

Stretching, walking, and exercise can help improve flexibility and physical function. Staying active can help manage body weight and release mood-improving endorphins. Good posture and proper workplace ergonomics (varying sitting & standing) can also help reduce stress on damaged tissue or joints, and provide effective pain relief.

Healthy Activities

Smoking can dehydrate spine discs, increasing the likelihood of degeneration or herniation. A healthy diet balanced with exercise can help reduce body weight, alleviating stress on the spine discs and joints.

Relaxation & Stress Management

Pursuing enjoyable activities, verbalizing frustrations, and getting ample sleep can improve mental health and reduce the perception of pain. Deep breathing, meditation, yoga, rhythmic exercise, and other activities have provided pain relief for many individuals.

Support Groups

Online and offline groups can provide support, validation, and education to other individuals looking for pain management solutions. In addition to condition-specific education, these groups also help with life skills required to cope with the condition.