Managing Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is a pain that lasts for more than 3 months and can be the result of an injury, illness or side effects from a disease. Patients need to work with their healthcare team to find the best way to manage their pain and the anxiety, sleeplessness and depression that can go with it.
Chronic pain sufferers can be helped by a variety of measures including medications, therapy and lifestyle changes. You should work with your healthcare provider to find the best combination of these to create a treatment plan for your chronic pain.
Chronic pain is pain that lasts for 3 months or longer, often causing muscle tension, loss of sleep, anxiety or depression that can worsen the level of pain. A chronic pain treatment plan can provide relief from these symptoms so a person can function better in their daily activities.
There are medications that can provide relief to people who suffer from chronic pain. It's important to take these medications only as prescribed and to be aware of any possible side effects. It's also important to store potentially addictive opioid pain medications safely to avoid any accidental overdose.
Chronic pain can make working, sleeping and socializing with family and friends a challenge, but there are things you can do that can provide relief. Learn about how lifestyle changes, such as stress reduction, exercise, healthy eating and getting enough sleep can improve your ability to enjoy everyday activities.
People who suffer from chronic pain that lasts longer than 3 months, endure more than just the physical symptoms related to their condition. Being in constant pain can cause you to lose sleep and become stressed or depressed, but there are ways to cope. This video will discuss how medication, therapy and the support of family and friends can help.