Category Pain & Pain Management

3 Ways To Treat Chronic Aches


Chronic pain affects more than 75% of Americans. Whether it is a nagging back ache or throbbing knee, continuous agony can be both debilitating and frustrating. Even in unmentionable pain there are steps that you can take to improve your health. Here are a few ways you can avoid further suffering and avert surgery.


Find Comfort in Sleep

Most pain comes from poor back support. Many leg and upper body injuries arise because the back, particularly the lower back, does not have reinforcements at night that allow the muscles to relax and recuperate. It is for this reason that you should sleep on a mattress that is both comfortable and firm. You should also have pillows that promote healthy posture.





Consider Exercise and Good Nutrition

While not all persistent pain is due to poor nutrition some nagging aches can be avoided with a little more fruits and vegetables being added to your diet. Consider snacking on an apple or having salad instead of a sandwich for lunch. You should also take part in physical activities such as walking or bicycling at least three times per week. Practicing good nutrition while leading an active lifestyle strengthens muscles and bones.


Follow the Doctor’s Orders

Their advice may not always be warranted but it is typically correct when it comes to chronic pain. Although doctors usually suggest natural remedies before recommending professional treatment, there are times when at-home solutions are not enough. When you and your doctor have exhausted all measures of potential resolutions to the problem, you should probably consider undergoing the surgery that your physician mentioned when you first made your complaint. It is difficult to admit but sometimes treating shoulder pain (see advise from Bone Doctor) involves more than just applying ice.

Chronic pain may be frustrating but it doesn’t have to be a weakening experience. There are several steps that you can take to ensure that you still enjoy life in spite of persistent aches.



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