Creative Ways to Reduce Pain

Nearly 116 million people in America live each day with chronic pain.  That statistic is staggering, and it means that you or someone you know is dealing with physical pain on a daily basis.  Chronic pain can be debilitating and can impact all your normal activities of daily living.  When you are dealing with habitual pain in your body, your work life and your home life are majorly affected.  When faced with chronic pain, most people turn to invasive medications that can come with a lot of unwanted side effects.

MusicInstead of turning to strong medications that only treat the symptoms of your pain, you may be looking for some natural solutions that can help you feel better and keep you active.  All the unwanted side effects of traditional pain management treatment options make the prescription meds not worth the cost.  So if you or someone you know is dealing with chronic pain, check out these natural options.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic adjustments are efficient and effective not only for spinal problems but for a plethora of other painful conditions.  Chiropractic care has a history and track record of treating debilitating painful symptoms with safe and simple options.  If you have yet to experience all the health benefits of a chiropractic adjustment, visit your local chiropractor today.

Get Quality Sleep

Sleep is the body’s natural restorative process that reinvigorates and re-energizes you to feel your best.  When you are dealing with pain, it is important to get quality rest when you can.  Recent studies show that people who slept regularly had less painful symptoms compared to those who did not get as much restful sleep.  Research also shows that those who slept more have a higher tolerance for pain than those who didn’t sleep as much.

Eat a Healthy Diet

It is no secret that certain foods cause painful inflammation in the body.  If you are eating unhealthy processed foods, you may be increasing your body’s inflammation and chronic pain.  A Mediterranean style diet rich in fruits, vegetables and omega-3s can help your body ward off painful inflammation.  Alcohol and refined sugars can cause inflammation and lead to more pain throughout your body.

Listen to Soothing Music

We all love the sounds of our favorite tunes, so why wouldn’t they help us get our mind off of everything that is going on in our lives, including any pain that we may be dealing with.  The power of mental distraction is a strong one and it has been shown to help chronic pain sufferers to deal with their symptoms.  Take a few minutes each day to listen to your favorite music and focus on taking deep breaths.

 

Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.

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