Don’t Let Chronic Pain Stop Your Holiday Plans

caucasian women in a sports leggings running on the treadmill in the fitness room Chronic pain can be debilitating enough to bring even the best-laid plans to nothing. It can be challenging to enjoy the festivities that come with the holidays when your body betrays you. But many treatments available can help you get back to enjoying the holidays. Here are a few ways you can deal with chronic pain and restore your quality of life.

Reduce Your Stress Levels

Although many people look forward to the holiday season, it can be a stressful time of year. Making travel plans, buying gifts, and preparing meals can be maddening. Surprisingly, high-stress levels can cause chronic pain symptoms to worsen. You can combat this by monitoring your stress levels and working hard to avoid situations that make you tense. By managing your stress and finding ways to reduce it, you can help limit the onset of chronic pain in your body.

Get Exercise

If you suffer from chronic pain, you have many valid reasons not to engage in physical activity. But getting exercise can be a surprising way to keep chronic pain at manageable levels. When you exercise, your body releases a hormone called endorphins. These hormones help boost your well-being and can help provide you with some relief from pain.

Although getting exercise may be far down on the list of things you want to do, it can be an effective tool for much-needed pain relief.

Quit Smoking

There are many harmful effects that smoking can have on your body. Increased bodily pain is among the dozens of ways smoking can cause trouble. To help combat the issue, quitting is your best course of action. Some studies indicate that stopping smoking can help give your body some pain relief because it no longer has to work hard to eliminate the toxins that cigarette smoke can bring.

Consult a professional

Sometimes, conservative treatments aren’t enough to get to the issue’s root. In this case, consulting professional advice can help you get a treatment that can fit your situation. Here are Summit Health Pain Clinic, we provide our patients with many options to help deal with chronic pain, including,

  • Injection therapy
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Intrathecal pain pumps
  • Spinal cord stimulation 
  • and others

Please call us to learn more about how we can help you with chronic pain. Please schedule a consultation with our Show Low office by calling us at 855-768-4968.

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