By: Annie Morgan
For those who struggle with chronic pain, any hope of relief seems impossible.
In fact, these people often feel pain from the moment they wake up – all throughout the day – and even in bed as they try to fall asleep at night.
But the good news is, while chronic pain isn’t necessarily curable, it is manageable.
And with a few tips, you can work in prevention to help find relief for the pain.
Cut Out All Sugar
Consuming sugar is never healthy for anyone, but for those with chronic pain, consuming sugar is like pouring gasoline on a fire.
It will make your pain worse, as the body will continue to become inflamed due to sugar.
If you’re serious about dealing with your pain – make it a priority to cut out sugar.
The last thing you want to do is add diabetes or obesity to your chronic pain.
See A Chiropractor And Massage Therapist Regularly
When the body is sore – everything hurts – from muscles down to the bones.
Having a chiropractic manipulation every 2-3 weeks (or more if you can afford it) can help put your bones back where they belong, and make sure everything is aligned properly.
Sometimes the neck out of place can cause radiating headaches.
And ladies – if you wear high heels on a regular basis – your hips can actually become out of alignment due to the position you force your body in!
A good chiropractor will also do some massage work and other types of therapeutic work such as acupuncture or dry needling to break up tough fascia.
Custom Fit To Your Need
Depending on where your pain is, you may need to get extra items to help manage your pain.
For headache sufferers especially, having the proper pillow that supports the neck is crucial.
Those with sore muscles would do well to have a foam roller and tennis ball on hand, to help break down knots and align the spine.
Other people need to bring special seating pillows with them when they travel, or braces for the wrist or ankle.
Having frozen ice packs ready when your body swells is another good tip to prepare for when the pain will ultimately come.
You’ve Got To Rest
If you are always on the go, saying yes to every activity and pulling all-nighters for work – you are literally killing your body.
Those with chronic pain simply can’t operate at 100 percent all of the time.
And if they try to and push their body too hard, the pain will get worse and they will end up crashing later.
Listen to your body.
As chronic pain sufferers know all too well, there are good days and bad days.
And on the bad days, it’s important to rest and take it easy.
Chronic pain is difficult to live with, but with a few daily disciplines, you can work to live a normal life.
Do you struggle with chronic pain?
If so, what have you done to help find relief?
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