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Chronic pain is persistent and can last weeks to years. Symptoms can range from a dull ache and stiffness to burning and throbbing pain. Pain might cause other problems, like trouble sleeping, mood changes, and fatigue.

Treatments for persistent pain can include medication to heal symptoms, such as inflammation. Many natural remedies provide patients with pain relief and help them enjoy a better quality of life.

Natural pain management can help if you have medication sensitivities or prefer a more holistic approach to your condition. Continue reading for tips on how to manage chronic pain naturally.

Tips for Coping with Chronic Pain

While your body recovers and heals, you can practice techniques that help you deal with the pain. Natural pain management techniques include:

Pain relief is not a one-size-fits-all situation. You might need to try multiple things to achieve reduced pain. Likewise, natural pain relief or alternative medicine can take a slower time for you to notice their effects.

Managing Pain Naturally

Certain foods provide the same or similar effects of medication. For instance, a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can improve inflammation pain. Most anti-inflammatory foods include the following:

It would help if you also cut out alcohol and cigarettes. Alcohol might confuse the nervous system and dull sensations, but it makes chronic pain worse in the long-run. Combined with pain medication, alcohol consumption can be dangerous. Smoking also worsens pain by impairing your body’s ability to heal and negatively affecting nerves.

Identifying Doctors and Types of Pain

Many conditions can cause chronic pain. It is beneficial for you to identify the pain type to select the right treatment and medical professional. For instance, you might have chronic pain relating to:

The type of doctor you see for your chronic pain will depend on your condition. For example, you would see an oncologist for cancer or an endocrinologist for diabetes or a bone disorder.

Contact ChiroCare of Florida to speak with one of our team members about your chronic pain and corresponding condition. A treatment appointment at one of our offices could help you manage your long-term discomfort.

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