How To Manage Chronic Pain Effectively
Aches and pains are a part of life that we all experience at different times. Some people with different medical conditions experience chronic pain. The pain threshold is the level of stimulus that is needed to make you experience the sensation of pain.
The threshold of pain is a subjective experience that varies from person to person. If you experience chronic or occasional pain, try various methods to increase your pain threshold. You should also speak to your doctor about the different forms of pain management you can try. Practice these methods constantly so you can put them into practice when necessary.
Meditate. Meditation requires relaxing the muscles, clearing your mind and taking slow breaths that will help occupy your mind and reduce pain a lot. Practicing your "mindfulness" is an excellent way to build mental strength and reduce stress levels. Pain can cause stress which can in turn exacerbate the symptoms of the pain, so meditation is an excellent way to break this cycle.
Swear. It might sound a bit silly, but swearing can help release the emotions associated with pain and increase your ability to fight pain more effectively by providing some mild relief from the stress caused by the pain you are experiencing.
Participate in activities you enjoy. Pleasant activities help increase serotonin in the brain, which can help increase your tolerance to pain. Movement and activity will stimulate your circulation which should also help.
Exercise regularly. Exercise also increases serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, which can increase your pain threshold.
Practice Yoga. Yoga exercises the body and relaxes the mind, which can help increase your pain threshold.
Take appropriate medication. Non-prescription drugs such as painkillers help reduce the sensation of pain. Discuss this option with your doctor. You may also be a candidate for prescription drugs, such as certain antidepressants which can help keep serotonin more active in the brain.
Perhaps most importantly, if you haven't already, you should identify the cause of your pain. Get to a doctor or specialist and discuss your symptoms so that they can identify a probable cause. We have a few articles that might help:
This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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- Increase the pain threshold does not mean you should endure any pain. If something hurts you should go to your doctor and explain your problem.