Coping Tips for Living with Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is ongoing and typically has ebbs and flows in intensity. Many of our elder care services in Chicago revolve around helping our clients manage their chronic pain. Here are some of the most beneficial techniques to help manage chronic pain.
Deep Breathing & Meditation Techniques
One way to ease pain is by ensuring your body is relaxed. It’s easy for our bodies to represent how we feel; tense, stiff and robotic. Meditation is a great way to focus on your breathing and on the moment in front of you instead of thinking about the past or what’s to come in the future. You can also try repeating a mantra to yourself over and over to help relax. Breathe slowly in through your nose and out through your mouth and try counting backward from 100.
Get a Massage
Massages are a great way to reduce stress and relieve tension within your body. Many people who suffer from chronic pain feel it in their neck and back, so massages can help them work out sore spots.
Eating a well-balanced diet is a simple way to aid the digestive process, reduce your risk of heart disease, keep your weight under control, and so much more. Stick to fresh fruits and veggies, beans, peas, whole grains, low-fat cheese, and lean meats.
Rely On Elder Care Services in Chicago
Those with chronic pain may need help with day-to-day activities. Our team at Home & Hearth Caregivers is ready and willing to help! Contact us today to begin.