Monday 11 December 2023

Time To Deal With Pain And Change Your Lifestyle

Many people will struggle with some sort of ongoing pain from time to time. It might be caused by an injury, it could be caused by an accident, or you may find that your surroundings are having an adverse effect and you don’t even realise it. So what can you do? Sometimes the best advice is to take some action and ensure that you do what you can to feel better. Here are some of the ways that you can deal with pain and help you transform your habits and lifestyle.   

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Seek some advice from a specialist 

One of the first things to consider would be to seek out some advice from a specialist. This might be a doctor or a specialist in a specific area could be the resolution you need. Whether you want to try dry needling on lower limbs or seek out the help of a chiropractor for back pain, finding the right person is key. The more specialised they are in the specific area that is causing you pain, the more they will be able to help. They will be able to provide treatment for it or even prescribe something to help handle the pain. The more action you take, the better you will feel about it. 

Are your surroundings helping?

Dealing with a specialist and tackling the area of the pain is only halfway to trying to resolve this for you on a long-term basis. You also need to look at your surroundings and see if there is anything that could be changed to better improve the situation. This might be looking at your sleeping arrangements, for example. Your mattress may not have been changed in a while and therefore could be causing you pain. It might be your pillow or even the environment such as stuffiness in the room. Also think about chairs you sit on regularly and other aspects of your home such as getting in and out of the shower, or climbing the stairs, for example. 

Are you helping yourself?

The big question to ask yourself is whether or not you are helping yourself. Going to work and working through the pain is one thing, but could your working environment be improved to help? A new more supportive chair, for example. Or even a desk that can be raised or lowered so that you can stand if that is more suitable for you. Also, think about the driving position and extra support you can put in place in your car. The more you actively do, the better you will feel and aid the recovery process. 

Painkillers and stretches can help

Last of all, think about painkillers to help take the edge off the pain and any stretches you can do. Sometimes pain isn’t just about one area but a build-up of pressure surrounding the problem area. The more you can do in the mornings when you wake up or throughout the day can help you to alleviate strain on muscles and allow you to feel better as you start to move and go about your business. 

Let’s hope these tips help you to get a grip on any pain you might be suffering with. 


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