Over 100 million people suffer from chronic pain in the United States. Whether it’s from injury, arthritis, degeneration, or some other illness, chronic pain can hamper your ability to enjoy everyday activities. Don’t let pain control you. Get relief and improve your health with medical rehab from Dynamic Health & Pain Management in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Even though Dynamic Health & Pain Management’s medical rehabilitation is quick, your efforts don’t start and stop when you’re in our office. By making small changes to your home life, you can speed up your recovery process and get even more relief from your chronic pain.
Homecare Tips to Improve Your Medical Rehab
Keep Up with Your Exercises
If one of the medical professionals at Dynamic Health & Pain Management assigns you exercises, stretches, or rehab activities to do at home, make sure you keep up with these exercises. This is the most important tip on this list. Even though you are not in the office, it is a part of your treatment, which contributes to your eventual recovery. Think of them as prescriptions.
You should also consider more physical activity in general, if possible. Exercise improves your overall health and boosts your body’s natural pain relief response. Just make sure none of the exercises worsen your pain symptoms.
Cut Unhealthy Things From Your Life
Some of your unhealthy habits, like drinking, smoking, or eating foods high in fat or sugar could be contributing to your chronic pain. While not the root cause, they can keep you from getting relief as quickly as you can. Alcohol abuse can increase stress and make it more difficult for you to get to sleep at night.
Keep a Record of Pain Levels
Keep a reporter’s notebook and a pen handy to keep track of your pain throughout the day. Regularly record your pain level, and the activity you were performing at the time.
As you look back through your notes, you may notice certain activities make your pain worse. You’ll be able to use this knowledge to avoid these painful activities over the course of your medical rehab.
Meditation and breath control are some of the simplest and most effective home pain control strategies. By relaxing more, you can help loosen up the muscles that are contributing to your chronic pain. Relaxation is also completely free and can help you clear your mind and reduce overall stress. You may need to try multiple different meditation strategies before you find the right one for you, but the results are worth it.
These strategies are great for speeding up your relief, but the first step to controlling your chronic pain is medical rehabilitation from Dynamic Health & Pain Management. Request an appointment with our team of medical specialists.