Chronic pain can be confusing and frustrating to handle. Understanding the symptoms and learning helpful tips can be helpful in your road to recovery!
Is there treatment?
Effective chronic pain management includes medical treatments, physical therapy, exercise, and psychotherapeutic treatments, such as cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Chronic pain usually cannot be eliminated completely; therefore, the goal of treatment is to help you manage your chronic pain while managing the core source of the damaged tissue. It is helpful to manage pain by using heat or ice, or different activities like scaling behavior, deep breathing, and managing stress.
Helpful tips for reducing pain
Corey Campbell is a clinician/trainer with the Human Service Center of Peoria, IL. All thoughts on this blog are representative of only Corey and do not reflect the Human Service Center.