Chronic pain can reduce a once full life to a fraction of what it once was. Whether you suffer as the result of an accident, age, or a certain condition, pain is pain, and we have ways you can work with it.

In our last blog, we explored the first step to managing your pain in conjunction with treatment from our integrative rehabilitation specialists. You need to breathe! Once you read our last blog and take two to three minutes to slow your breathing down, you are ready to explore the options we’ll share in the next three blogs.

Dissociation

  • When you use this method, you mentally separate the pained part of your body from the rest.
  • You can also separate your mind from your body, creating distance between yourself and the pain. This would be like imagining your sore back on the chair across the roof from you.

Mental anesthesia

  • This is exactly what it sounds like. Imagine injecting a numbing anesthetic into the painful site and take yourself through the soothing results. Make sure that you keep breathing in order to ensure that you experience full benefits.

We understand that what works for one person may not work for another. If you find dissociation and mental anesthesia don’t work, we encourage you to read our next blogs and try the methods we suggest there.

These tips for dealing with chronic pain do not replace treatment. Contact the Advanced Integrative Rehabilitation and Pain Center today for effective, proven relief.