Tips on How to Manage Pain

Living with pain is a very difficult thing to do. It is hard not to get downbeat and depressed. You may have good days, but the bad days can overwhelm you and make you feel as if hope is fading. Although there is no quick fix, there are ways that you can manage your pain a little better. It may take several pronged attacks, but if you do the right things, you may be able to manage it a little better. Let’s take a look at some ways to do this:

Tips on How to Manage Pain

Reduce Stress

Stress is a major contributing factor to enhancing feelings of pain. If you want to manage your pain better, you need to reduce these triggers. You can start with your physical living space. Clutter can cause a wide range of mental and physical conditions, from stress, anxiety, and sleep disturbance to respiratory conditions and falling over more often. So, if your home is cluttered, you need to declutter it and live a more minimalist existence. This will help you reduce stress. Other ways to reduce stress are to sleep more, do some meditation or yoga, and eliminate other stressors from your life. These include stopping seeing those toxic and stressful people in your life. You may even need to consider getting a different job too.  

Meditate

Woman Meditating / Tips on How to Manage Pain

Meditation is mentioned above, but it is such a good thing to master in order to reduce pain. Meditation teaches you to let go of things and live more in the present moment and forget the things that stress us out. It is a deep breathing and muscle-loosening technique too, which can also help reduce pain. When you feel the anger rising, try and meditate to let it go. Anger tightens the muscles and increases blood pressure. All this intensifies the pain. If you have never meditated before, then all you need is ten minutes of time when you will be free of distractions. Sit quietly and close your eyes. Concentrate on your breathing and try and forget everything else. Let thoughts wash over you, do not attach to them. You may be surprised and how distressed you feel afterward.

Try Alternative Solutions

It is very tempting just to keep popping your pills when it comes to the management of pan. Unfortunately, over time you build up resistance to pain relief, and this means you need to take more to get the same effect. You need to discover new ways to take care of yourself and relieve pain. Have you ever been to a chiropractor for back pain, for example? Some people swear by it. There is also acupuncture and suction cups. If you have never tried massage, then this is definitely something to try. The is also medical marijuana and things such as delta 8 dabs. Some people find music therapy extremely effective. Sometimes you need to experiment and discover things that work for you. We are all so different, and just because something did not work for someone else does not mean it won’t work for you. 

 

Libby

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13 thoughts on “Tips on How to Manage Pain

  • I do find meditating can help. I usually will say things out loud and hope they manifest into reality. Sometimes I do get lucky!

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  • These are all great ideas. I want to start learning how to meditate. I’ve been wanting to do that for a while now. I think it would be really helpful.

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  • Meditating helps our body in so many. I know I need to practice more of it too.

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  • Meditating really helps me in a lot of ways. It makes me feel relaxed and at peace. This post is so informative!

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  • Meditation has been a life saver for me. Not only does it help with pain management but also with anxiety.

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  • Such great tips for managing pain. Always a great idea to explore other options besides medication.

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  • I have been meaning to look at starting meditation as it can have sooo many benefits. It’s great that it can help to relieve pain too, there are so many that could really benefit.

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  • Sleep is also a good way to help reduce pain as it allows your body time to heal.

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  • I think meditation can help a lot. We need to find time for it every day!

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  • I know a few people who are trying to manage pain by going herbal. They say it’s working so far.

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  • I need to forward this one to mob sister in law as ever since I have known her she has suffered from extreme pain in her back and neck. I appreciate you sharing!

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  • Stress can be such a tough thing! It is good to think about managing pain and not just treating it with painkillers.

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  • I have suffered from chronic pain for a very long time. It robs you of everything. Self-care is important and so is staying on top of your mental health.

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