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4 Natural Ways To Minimize Chronic Pain

Experiencing chronic pain is something that can diminish your quality of life quickly. Because I’ve learned this firsthand, I have no problem telling you how important finding some type of relief is. Of course, there are many reasons why a person might have pain. You might be personally familiar with some of the common ones such as back and neck pain that plague a good portion of the population all over the world.

Before we get into any specifics of how to minimize chronic pain, I need to stress the importance of visiting your healthcare practitioner before following any advice you glean here or from other sources. Your doctor will know your particular condition and be able to advise you more comprehensively. However, some alternative remedies could help to support healing and pain relief.

Chiropractic and Massage Therapy 

Having a chiropractor and massage therapist in your healing corner can make a dramatic difference in the lives of those with some types of pain. Back and neck pain, sciatica, and some autoimmune conditions are among many conditions that skilled chiropractors and massage therapists treat. Because chiropractors and other body practitioners focus on removing physical obstacles in the body’s natural energy pathways, it’s a form of deep healing that can create lasting health improvement.

Just as with a traditional medical doctor, chiropractors and other bodyworkers design a treatment plan to meet the needs and goals of their patients and clients. Make sure to do thorough research before you decide on any practitioner. Look at reviews and ask around to get referrals.

Cannabis

Certain natural aids could help with chronic pain. Your doctor may even be able to prescribe you a form of medical cannabis if your situation is right and all the legalities are in order. Or, perhaps, you could try something like vaping with delta 8 THC. This is a possibility if you live in an approved and legal state. Do always learn about the risks and side effects of all types of cannabis, smoking, and vaping before you use any products.

Do also always get the blessing of your medical professional when using cannabis products. I also recommend doing some research to learn more about availability, pricing, and laws. For example, check out Arizona’s weed prices online if you are in this area or plan to be.

CBD is also known for its non-psychoactive pain-relieving properties and comes in a variety of forms such as oil, water-soluble, sprays, edibles, and balms. This is an alternative if you are not able to or don’t want to use marijuana that contains THC. Make sure you can verify the ingredients and how it’s made before purchasing. 

 

Meditation

Meditation is also a fantastic way to feel peace and can even help you feel less pain. I believe that much of the pain we feel can be both exacerbated and minimized by the thoughts and beliefs we carry regularly. Do what you can to bring positive and healing thoughts and mantras to mind as you move through your day. Try journaling as you try new things so you know what’s working.

Maintain General Health

Though you may be in bed and have limited mobility because of pain, I recommend focusing on what you can do and not what you can’t. Additionally, you might be inclined to self-soothe with food and other damaging substances. Things like lack of movement, poor quality food, and alcohol cause inflammation in the body, leading to more pain. This is a vicious cycle that many chronic pain sufferers get into. Do know that no matter what type of pain or conditions you face, focusing on personal health maintenance is one of the best things to do for yourself.

Some basics are eating a healthy diet, getting all of your nutrients, sleeping the best you can, and forgoing vices such as alcohol and drugs. The healthier you can be, the better chance you have to heal and overcome your pain.

**** This post is strictly informational and is not meant to replace the advice of your healthcare provider. Women’s lifelink, its owners, administrators, contributors, affiliates, vendors, authors, and editors do not claim that this information will diagnose, treat, or improve any condition or disease.

 

About Madeline

Madeline is a mid-west mom of three who spends most of her time refilling ice trays and changing toilet paper...just kidding. She is a high school guidance counselor, all around funny gal, and a writer. Her first book, Be Happy Already!", is in the works.

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