Your healthcare team is trained to recognize the early warning signs of serious illness. The pain you have been living through may indeed be a sign of one. By being open with your healthcare team, eating a nutrient dense diet, making meaningful lifestyle changes and taking the right medicines, preventable deaths could be significantly lowered by as much as 40% each year. This goes hand in hand with managing chronic pain. By reducing threat to your body, you can help to prevent and/or alleviate chronic pain. Improved movement in daily activities and in fitness activities such as yoga, dance, running, martial arts and weight training are just a few ways to reduce your threat.
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Choosing steps to manage chronic pain
After you talk to your healthcare team, they will prescribe you a specific course of treatment. Arthritis and joint pain are a fact of life the older we get. But even that type of pain can be managed through anti-inflammatory medication and a proper exercise regimen that helps strengthen nearby muscle tissue.
Likewise, there are many different pain treatment options such as strength-building routines to prevent muscle spasms and medicines that lower your blood pressure to treat heart conditions. More than anything else, if your doctor cannot treat your pain, asked to be referred to a specialist such as a rheumatologist for arthritis and joint-related illnesses or a neurologists for migraines.
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Invisible illness is treatable
The bottom line is that you shouldn’t have to live with chronic pain. There are many different types of pain out there, but most are treatable and manageable. If you have been suffering from pain for 3 months or longer, don’t live with it any longer without the support and treatment plan that work for you. Managing your pain may not require invasive procedures; it may simply take an honest conversation and some lifestyle changes. Schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider and see what steps you can take to getting back on the road to good health.
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