Mommy Katie: 5 Ways to Lessen the Pain

Sunday, November 13, 2016

5 Ways to Lessen the Pain


Are you a mother sitting at home or work right now, albeit in some of the worst pain of your life? Do you have a loved one in your immediate circle in the same situation?

For countless Americans, that scenario is something they know all too well.

Whether it is pain that has dogged them for many years or is of the more recent nature, it still simply hurts.
So, if you find yourself in that boat, will you go down with the ship or will you find a way to swim to better days ahead?

Yes, pain does come in all shapes and sizes, but many times it can be either lowered or even defeated. It oftentimes boils down to how far you want to go as far as treatments etc.

With that being the case, are you ready to look at some ways to lessen the pain?

Start By Reaching Out for Help

In order to better your odds in the fight against chronic or recent pain, keep these five tips in mind:

1.    Research – Although sitting at the computer or calling up friends and outside family members to ask where they went to fight pain may not sound like fun, do it. Whether you are looking for Philadelphia chronic pain treatment or something a little closer to your backyard, searching for help is first and foremost. Although the worldwide web does have its share of wasteful talk and imagery, there is a fair amount of good pain-relief information out there (see more below). Knowing where to find it is oftentimes the biggest challenge;

2.    Attitude – Being the mom of the family, you know how important a role a positive attitude pays day after day. From raising your children to oftentimes having a full-time job outside of that, the stress and anxiety can quickly build. As a result, you oftentimes may find yourself wanting to throw your hands up in the air and yell I quit! Before you get to that point, keep a positive attitude about overcoming your pain. In doing so, you can beat pain at its own game, making you the winner when all is said and done.

Educating Yourself on the Pain Game

3.    Education – As mentioned a moment ago, there is good pain-relief information out there on the Internet that is if you know where to look for it. For instance, many pain treatment centers and/or doctors publish regular news on treatments, trends in the pain treatment industry, along with tips for getting better. Do your best to find these types of pieces (typically blog posts, contributed columns etc.) to educate you;

4.    Exercise – Although it may cause a fair amount of discomfort at times, you are best-served exercising whenever and wherever you can. By having a regular exercise routine in place, you can keep your muscles etc. regularly active. This does not mean overdoing it, especially if you have chronic pain and/or have suffered a recent accident/injury that is causing problems. Before doing any notable exercises, be sure to consult with your doctor and/or pain treatment specialist;

5.    Eating – Finally, what you eat can go a long way in determining how healthy you are. Those eating habits can also add excess weight to your body, something that can make the pain even more uncomfortable. Keep in mind that if you are significantly overweight, even getting around and doing normal tasks can prove difficult. If you have to exert excess force for such things, the pain level is all but guaranteed to increase.

Take Action Today, Not Tomorrow
For you to get the upper-hand against pain, you need to have a plan in place. Part of that plan means being relaxed and focused.

With the holidays around the corner, you undoubtedly have a busy schedule awaiting you at home and likely if you are working too.


So that you can focus on decreasing the pain levels, zero-in on how best to go about this, ultimately winning over pain before it gets the best of you.

7 comments:

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

This is really good to read and share with others!

Julie Wood said...

The side affects of taking medication for the pain is not good, but my sister has pain and it is chronic. She has gotten help and has to learn to live with the pain and not over do it during the day.Thanks for the help with this.

Janet W. said...

I've been trying to exercise more often and so far it has made me feel better overall.

BRANDI DAWN said...

This is all so good...my hubby suffers from severe back pain due to degenerative disease. Exercise has been wonderful for him.

Jerry Marquardt said...

I would like to thank you personally for this great information in this time of need. I am due to have my hip reconditioned, and are in a lot of pain. The tips will help me out a little, and any help at this point is good.

Maryann D. said...

Super good advice for all of us. As we get older I am sure the pains will become more severe and we do need advice on how to manage pain.
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AnnaZed said...

All good advice. I try to not take any pills for pain except when it is really dire.