10 ways to reduce chronic pain.

Hey readers, 

As a person who suffers from chronic pain, I can totally relate to with wanting to find ways that can help manage my pain. Here are some ways that I have found beneficial in helping me manage pain day today. 

1. Distraction. 
Book, Reading, Read, Relaxation

Anything that can take your mind away from the pain can really help, because you can only focus on one thing at a time and if you are focusing on something else then you not putting the emphasis on the pain and that can help a great deal. 

2. Exercise. 

I have suffered during my period week with really bad back pain and the one thing that has helped me is to do exercise and move the muscles. Even if it is just walking and being active can really help over the long period. It is important to take your time and don't push yourself as it is something you can progress when the time is right for and your body. 

3. Counselling. 

Consulting, Mental Health, Health

If your chronic pain affects you emotionally whether it grieves or a loss or even the feelings of frustrating and not achieving because of your help, something you can consider is counselling to talk someone confidentially about your feelings and getting the emotions out there. 

4. Avoid alcohol. 

I know for some people drinking is a form of escapism and can make you numb the pain but in the long run, it really is not good for your health. Try reducing or avoiding it because though the pain is tough going it can help in the long run with not having the lasting effects after drinking and being in even more pain. 

5. Quit Smoking. 

Man in Hoodie Smoking Cigarette

Research has shown that people in chronic pain are more likely to smoke larger amounts than the general public. I think some people use smoking as a form of pain management but in actual fact can make it worse with circulation and breathing difficulties causing the pain to intensify. Opting to not smoke will help a great deal with making the heart work better and making you're breathing a lot more cleaner. 

6.  Relation techniques. 

Great pain management is taking up relaxation techniques such as progressive muscular relaxation when you work through the body and focus on one muscle at a time. Such as the back consciously letting your muscles relax because when your anxious one of the symptoms is your tense your muscles and that causes pain if it occurs during long periods of time. Allowing time to learn to relax every day can really help give your body time out and relax. 

7. Hot bath.

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Hot baths using Epsalt salt (which you can get cheap from Home Bargains) can help with the pain and help with allowing the body to relax and stimulate the blood flow with frozen or stiff joints.  it can also be a safe place to do stretching to help with the muscles that ache. 

What helps you with pain management? 

Cheers for reading X 
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  1. Such sensible tips, only some of which must be easy to achieve. I can't imagine the horror of chronic pain in every hour of your day. It must take over your life, any of your tips that help must be worth doing. Exercise is my answer to everything, it releases happy hormones. #Twinklytuesday

  2. Great tips for anyone struggling. Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales

  3. Thank you for this. I suffer from chronic back pain and have since my 20s. Some of these I already do but it's always good to have reminders. And counselling is something I've really considered of late as it does get me down x #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Your welcome and if you so counselling I hope it goes well for you X

  4. wow, great to hear that such in itself achievable and relative simple techniques can relief such serious pain. it's a scary thought to constantly feel pain...

  5. My husband has psoriasis so is often in bad pain. He frustrates me in that he will not listen to me when I say cutting booze and cigarettes could make such a difference. He has talked about counselling recently but I am nor sure he will go ahead with it. Even when I quote medical experts, he just poo poos what I say. If I was in such pain I would like to think I would take positive moves like the ones outlined in your post #TwinklyTuesday

    1. I think sometimes maybe speaking to a neutral person can help. I say this as I perfer to get help from a professional rather than get the support from my hubby X

  6. Some brilliant tips here. Strangley enough I have started with a knee injury this week, and a lot of these tips will help so thank you #TwinklyTuesday

  7. These all sound like brilliant ways of coping with pain. I like the art of distraction... I tend to find that if I'm super busy at work, I often forget if I'm in pain...you know it's there, but it's not ultra crippling. Thanks for sharing these super-tips with the #dreamteam this week xx

    1. Thank you it is super distraction can take your mind of it X

  8. Some good advice here. As someone who is struggling with chronic pain, I know how hard it can be to distract yourself from it. Thanks for linking up and sharing #twinklytuesday xx