When it comes to physical pain, there can be several things that you may blame. A poor lifestyle, incorrect movement patterns, or sometimes just a bad day that led to an unfortunate accident, and the pain it has caused has been living with you for years now.
But whatever may be the reason is, the good news is, it can get better. Your pain can be reduced, and even completely eliminated, only if you adopt the right practices.
Below, I’ve compiled a list of practices you can and should follow if you are dealing with some unmanageable pain.
- Understand that movement is medicine
Most physical pain especially backs pain is caused due to incorrect movement patterns, which when practised over the years, become detrimental.
For instance, once you learn the correct walking pattern, you will realize how most people don’t even walk right. But, do all of them develop problems because of walking? No, some of them get away with it, and some don’t. So, it’s wise to educate yourself about correct movement patterns and practice them in your daily life.
Start by indulging in some light exercise daily. You can even aim to hire a personal trainer, who would guide you and avail relief from the excruciating pain.
- Start with physiotherapy
Physiotherapy has a stunning history of relieving people suffering from unmanageable pain. Although finding the right physiotherapist can be quite a task, once you do, he/she will be your greatest asset to building a pain-free life.
They will identify your pain points and guide you with all the exercises that you must do on a regular basis. This will not only help you ease the pain but also help you build a strong core.
- Shed the excess body fat
One of the top reasons for humans suffering physical pain has been excess body fat. It adds extra pressure to your back and legs and thus eventually causes pain.
Losing body fat becomes all the more important when it comes to low back pain. Low back pain (LBP) is experienced in 60%-80% of adults at some point in their lifetime.
By reducing body fat, I mean you need to limit your fat consumption and not just concentrate on reducing body weight. There is a line of difference between the two. Ideally, when you lose weight the healthy way, slowly and steadily, with the help of exercise and nutritious food – it’s a lot more sustainable as you lose body fat and not just bodyweight.
On the other hand, when you go on fad diets and crash diets, you might end up dropping weight, but it also includes you losing muscle that you definitely don’t want. Further, you may gain back that lost weight very quickly.
- Consider the right supplements
I am not a big fan of popping pills throughout the day, and apart from what your doctor has prescribed you, you should never add anything extra from “Google’s” knowledge. The market is filled with all the wrong kinds of drugs and medicines which have a lot more side effects that you may be unaware of.
But recently, what you might want to consider is Cannabidiol, from Puresport. They are one of the naturally occurring compounds in the Cannabis plant. They help in stress relief, better sleep, help relieve pain, and boost energy.
- Stay away from intoxicants
Intoxicants like smoking and drinking alcohol may make you feel good but the joy will be extremely short-lived. It may help you escape the pain, but in the long run, may actually aggravate it.
These intoxicants create an illusion of relief, and once the reality hits back, you’re back to square one. Besides all that, losing the excess body fat, living a healthy lifestyle, managing your pain becomes a lot more difficult when you consistently let such toxicants in your system. Not mentioning the respiratory and cardiovascular diseases they bring to your life.
Over to you…
In the end, remember that the key to pain relief is when you understand your body. Try to identify the root cause of the pain. Reflect on your lifestyle and your diet – most times, the answer is hidden there.
This is when all the above points come in handy – start practising that and don’t be blinded by your pain. You can always come back to a healthy, pain-free life.