Dealing With Chronic Pain
Are you or a loved one dealing with chronic pain? Sick of dealing with chronic pain every single day and masking the pain with pain medication? I feel your pain and know what living with severe chronic pain is like and how it makes you feel. Everyone has a different threshold to pain, in some cases it might not be severe chronic pain, any pain can be debilitating, frustrating and at times embarrassing.
Dealing With Chronic Back Pain
Dealing with back pain can be annoying and easily lead into excruciating chronic pain if not dealt with as soon as possible. Back pain is very common in people of all ages, and even higher for people over the age of 40, so it is good practice to look after your body as you are only getting older and things will deteriorate quickly if not dealt with.
I have been dealing with chronic back pain now since I was around the age of 30. After 2 back surgeries, I was still struggling with chronic pain but found some help by a program called ‘Fix My Back Pain‘. My first back operation was a discectomy, and the second operation was a Posterior Lumber Inter-body Fusion. You can read my personal story here.
I you would like to read my review for Fix My Back Pain, you can find it here. Fix my back program was a blessing for me as I felt like I had no where to turn to until I found this program to help get me back on my feet and able to do pain free workouts. If I found it earlier, it would have most likely prevented my from my 2 surgeries.
Use Ice For Relief
After an injury, ice is best used for the first 24 to 48 hours as it will reduce the inflammation. Most people reach for a heat pack, hot shower or bath. Heat feels good as it relieves some of the immediate pain, but putting heat on in the first 48 hours actually will cause more inflammation and take longer to settle down. After the initial 48 hours you can use heat.
Limit Bed Rest
Years ago if you injured your back the doctor would tell you to go home and get plenty of bed rest so your back can heal. This has actually been proven wrong!
Try and limit bed rest and stay active without overdoing it and causing further pain.
Studies have shown that people with back injuries take longer to recover and suffer more pain by staying in bed versus those that tried to stay active.
Yoga is a great way how to cope with severe chronic pain. It can help reduce chronic lower back pain and also have a heap of benefits that you probably didn’t realize. Yoga can also help improve back pain by loosening tight muscles, building strength and range of motion. Yoga also focuses on relaxation, which may help to relax your muscles as well as reduce pain.
Check out if there are local yoga classes in your area. If not, you can download a whole Yogaburn package here that has full instructional videos for beginners to advanced.
You can see a review here that we have done for Yoga Burn.
Maintain A Healthy Weight
By maintaining a healthy body weight you are putting less strain on your muscles and joints. Head over to a free BMI calculator here and check your BMI today.
You can get more information here about side effects of being overweight.