It's easy to make New Year's resolutions. But when back pain gets in your way, sticking with them all year is more challenging. I am a firm believer in making not only attainable goals, but pleasant ones, as well. Here are some tools to help make keeping your New Year's resolutions easy, fun and rewarding.
posture, stress management, "me time", or injury healing is your goal, then knowing how to establish core support can offer the foundation from which you can maintain your efforts. Use this practice to release unnecessary tension and before you do Pilates or other abdominal fitness work. The practice is very relaxing, as well.
guided imagery and simple movements that can be very effective in releasing the tension that causes pain. The key to using guided imagery is to relax, yet remain alert.
take responsibility for chronic pain can be a challenging road, because you are making a committment to be alert and present through your journey toward the health of your spine. When you take responsibility for your pain, you are to be commended - for your refusal to back down from the obstacles that bar you from using your personal resources to regain your wellness. Taking Personal Responsibility for Chronic Pain offers an orientation to self-empowering behavior in the face of this challenging situation.
assertiveness training? Learning how to be assertive requires practice in speaking up for yourself. But this tool can help you get want you need from your medical practitioners.
pain management programs include breathing exercises to help control the pain reaction. Understanding how breathing works may prove helpful in keeping yourself motivated to do your exercises.
back or neck pain treatment that fits their condition, lifestyle and values. There are many options, ranging from conservative care, to surgery, or alterntive medicine. Which would be most appropriate for you?
7. Try IceIce and heat are common modalities used for back and neck pain. While heat is certainly called for in many circumstances, you can never go wrong with ice. Ice reduces pain and inflammation associated with acute injury, and is just as effective in chronic conditions. There are a lot of good ice packs out there. Check out the Boohbah Bye-Bye Boo-Boo Ice Packs - they come in different colors. Also check out the Lower Back Ice Pack.
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spasm, joints experience wear and tear, and pain is usually the result.