PAIN MANGEMENT SERVICES
Tips for Managing Chronic Pain at Home
Meditation can help your brain release endorphins, natural pain relievers. Muscles and tissues around your joints become more relaxed. By managing your thoughts you bring your mind to a calmer state so you’ll feel less pain.
Stress causes your muscles to tense or spasm, which increases pain. When you feel stressed, levels of the hormone cortisol rise. This can cause inflammation and pain over time.
Exercise is crucial to maintain good health. It’s especially important for individuals with arthritis. It increases strength and flexibility, reduces joint pain and helps combat fatigue.
When you have the proper nutrients you provide your body with the tools it needs to reduce inflammation. Reduce your sugar intake, highly processed foods, fatty/greasy foods which promote inflammation, making chronic pain worse.
Therapeutic massage may relieve pain by way of several mechanisms, including relaxing painful muscles, tendons and joints; relieving stress and anxiety; and possibly helping to “close the pain gate” by stimulating competing nerve fibers and impeding pain messages to and from the brain.