When something’s wrong, your body has its own way of signaling you to pay heed by sending pain signals. Whether the pain is sudden or persistent, it’s important to react quickly. If your the problem is left untreated, there’s a chance it can become chronic over time.
The American Academy of Pain Medicine reports that an astonishing 100 million Americans suffer pain each year and more than half of pain sufferers believe they have little or no control over their pain. The good news is, you are more empowered than you might think to alleviate your pain.
Acute or chronic pain?
Pinpoint your area of pain to begin your journey to recovery.
Acute pain is sudden and can last for a few minutes to many months, but often goes away when the issue is treated. Chronic pain is persistent, and typically involves an infection, illness or injury. It will usually affect the emotional and physical well-being of individuals.
Five Simple Ways to Manage Pain
Look into HiDow Pain Management Solutions: With decades of innovation behind them, HiDow hands-free personalized pain management devices are the first to combine the pain relief of a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) unit with the muscle stimulation improvement boosting power of an EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation).
These portable, compact and rechargeable devices interrupts pain signals to the brain, stimulating and relaxing the muscles through safe electrical charges to the pain area. With regular usage, HiDow pain management devices can assist with temporary pain relief. Use HiDow pain management devices on the go and easily store them away when you’re done.
If you suffer from persistent headaches
Drink water. Back pain and other pain problems, you might find the problem worsen when you are dehydrated. Loading up on any kind of liquid available may seem like a logical thing to do but water is nature’s way to quickly get back your equilibrium. The reason: water is free from caffeine, sodium, and calories, and unlike other liquids, it does not act as a diuretic.
Consider heating pads. HiDow designs customizes heating and cooling pads so that they’re a good fit for the area of pain and the severity of the pain. Heating pads work well because it stimulates the blood flow, promotes tissue healing, and helps relax your muscles.
Practice meditation and yoga
Both exercises improve flexibility and strength while decreasing stress. According to Mayo Clinic, these practices provide ease for those who suffer from chronic pain. Maintain good posture. Even you don’t have time for regular yoga sessions, you can still incorporate into your everyday life. The C-slump posture impairs blood flow and nerves, so it’s important to sit up straight to prevent your spine from straining. Be conscious of how you’re sitting as you work at the computer or watch TV.