The Myths and Facts about Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects millions of people in the United States on a daily basis. It can be extremely arduous to live with, and at times, quite disheartening. Depending on the cause, there are usually not many means of treatment, aside from prescription drugs and painkillers, most of which have numerous side effects. With pinpointing the conditions which cause chronic pain a very difficult task, misinformation is often confused with what is factual. With any luck we can outline the facts, helping clear up any age-old myths.

A woman with shoulder and neck pain

The Facts

Exercise helps reduce pain: Exercise may be difficult at times, particularly when you’re dealing with chronic pain, but it will help in the long run. Exercise loosens joints, improves blood flow, and boosts your quality of sleep – three actions that reduce pain.

Losing weight curbs pain: Maintaining a healthy body weight can help reduce pain substantially. Excess weight puts unnecessary strain on your joints and muscles, accelerating degradation and wear. Use exercise to achieve an ideal weight and kill two birds with one stone.

The Myths

Everyone experiences pain with age: While growing older does make you slightly more prone to injury, the majority of us should be able to live pain-free throughout our lives. Pain is a sign that something is wrong and needs addressing. Don’t ignore pain, regardless of how big or small.

It isn’t real if there’s no source: Some doctors may be quick to overlook the underlying issue if, at first, it isn’t found. Pain is a difficult concept, as machines or devices cannot accurately measure or quantify pain. Oftentimes, chronic pain is a signal for more difficult conditions like fibromyalgia or nerve damage. Don’t give up on locating the source, and getting adequate treatment.

Chronic pain isn’t easy. Get informed, find a specialist, and be proactive. You might even be surprised what a difference changing a few simple habits can make, so eat healthy, exercise, don’t smoke, and even consider supplements for joint pain.

 

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