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How to Manage Chronic Pain

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Pain is a common thing, but chronic pain is different. Depending on your daily activities, pains like headaches and muscle aches can become a daily routine.

Chronic pain can go for as long as 12 months. You do not want to be dependent on painkillers, it is not healthy and advised. Therefore, you need to know the natural ways of which you can manage pain because some cannot be ignored. Scientists like Kantor Viatcheslav Moshe, have come up with natural ways which you can use to control severe pain, let’s take a look at the;

Meditation and deep breathing to help you relax.

Deep breathing and meditation are excellent techniques that relax your mind and body. This will in turn ease any pain felt in the body by loosening the tension and tightness in the muscle. There are many ways of meditation, but the recommended one is concentrating on your breaths as you chant a word causes the body to relax. Meditation can be done alone, but it’s better to take a class, this way there are guidance and motivation.

If it’s somewhere you can’t leave, take at least 10minutes and move to a quiet place, take deep breaths and concentrate. Fill air into your abdomen as you let it out, you will feel refreshed.

Reduce stress.

Reduce stress in your life; stress makes the pain worse. Feelings like, depression, anger anxiety and stress does not help at all. To reduce severe pain, reduce any form of stress first, you can do that by, listening to soothing music to calm your moods. Some DVDs are specified for soothing and relaxation. Mental imaginary is also a good idea, and it’s a way to free your mind into a peaceful dimension. Progressive muscle relaxation is also another way to relax.

Use natural endorphins.

You can also boost pain relief by using natural endorphins through exercise. Endorphins are chemicals in the brain that helps boost your mood and block pain signals. Exercise is a pain reducing the effect, and it also enables you to reduce your weight and fat levels in the body, this reduces risks of having a heart attack, blood circulation issues and lowers sugar levels. If you, however, have diabetes, you need to consult your doctor on which activities you can engage in when it comes to exercise.

Cut back on alcohol.

Alcohol only increases chronic pain. Drink less or no alcohol. Alcohol will make sleeping difficult when in pain.

Track your pain levels.

Track your pain levels, when and how it occurs. Your doctor will need to know how it has been since you last visited. You can keep a journal and record how it has all been. Note down the pain levels on a scale of 1-10, also note the day’s activity and the amount of pain felt when doing it. Show the book to your doctor; this will give him an understanding of what is going on in your body.

Reduce smoking.

Smoking also makes the pain worse, it worsens pains related to blood circulation and increases the risk of getting cancer and heart disease.

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