Keeping your pain at the lowest level possible will help keep you active, which in turn will minimize your chronic pain and keep it from getting worse. It will also help decrease the stress that is often associated with chronic pain. Common pain management techniques include:
Chronic back pain can be an isolating experience. You may not be able to be as active as you once were, saying “No” to social gatherings, and limiting participation in some of your favorite activities.
As you become more isolated, your experience of chronic pain may increase because of less stimuli to distract you. You also increase the risk for developing mental health issues, such as depression.
It is encouraged you find a network of social support to limit the isolation effects of chronic pain. The key to a support network is not only finding people who are empathetic and supportive, but also finding a health distraction from the pain.
When treating your chronic back pain, it is important to remember the role your mind can play in reducing your perception of chronic pain.
In particular, imagery control techniques can bring you meaningful relief in a matter of minutes. You can start by trying “the altered focus technique.” Here is how to do it:
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