Like any human, physicians have good days and bad days. They may have personal problems they are dealing with. They are trying to see every patient on their schedule every day without falling behind. With all that said, what should you do if it seems like they just want to move on to the next patient, and what to do when your doctor won’t take your chronic pain seriously?
When you have neck and arm pain that won’t go away, it feels like you have hit a wall. You’ve tried ice, heating pads, OTC medications, and nothing relieves the nagging, and sometimes stabbing, pain. Let’s find out what causes this chronic pain and what can be done about it.
So you come home almost every night with back pain, neck pain, numbness in your wrist and hands, or a headache. Sound familiar? If so, these might be signs your job could be causing your chronic pain. Unless you are ready to quit your job or retire, let’s recognize the causes, and learn ways to reduce or eliminate that chronic pain.
Have you ever noticed that your couch potato friend always seems to have lots of complaints? When you ask them to join you in a game of touch football, softball, or even a night out on the town, they have lots of excuses. They complain about back problems, a headache, or just don’t have the energy. It should not be surprising that there is a link between chronic pain and inactivity.
Can chronic pain affect the immune system? The answer is a resounding yes! Anyone who lives each day with chronic pain, as 100 million Americans do, understands the stress it creates. Let’s discover why this is true and what you can do about it.
Do you wake up every morning with pain? Have you had pain in your lower back or shoulders for so long you can’t remember when it first started? This type of pain is known as chronic pain. You seem to always have it, you’ve tried everything, and nothing seems to work. When looking for a solution, consider these 4 signs you should seek help from a specialist.
Sometimes we can feel older than we actually are if we suffer with chronic aches and pain, whereas some older folks act and feel like they are 30 years younger. “You’re only as old as you feel,” seems to ring true here. You might wonder why some older adults feel younger, and it most likely is the absence of pain. However, no matter how old you are, aging doesn’t mean having to live with pain.
You have places to go, people to see, and things to enjoy this summer. If only you didn’t have to deal with your chronic pain. But there it is again, that debilitating pain and stiffness which depletes your energy and can stop you in your tracks. Don’t let summer pass you by. Here are 5 ways to forget your chronic pain and enjoy summer.
As the weather continues to warm, we all look forward to our favorite activities during summer like swimming, hiking, biking, and maybe even playing a little golf. Take some time now to plan ahead about managing your chronic pain during the summer.
The short answer to this question is whenever you feel it is necessary.
However, there are many tips and tricks that may help you live with chronic pain without needing professional assistance. Here are just a few that you can try on your own!