New Year's Resolutions for Pain Management

New Year's Resolutions for Pain Management

Posted By Cobb Pain & Rehab || 9-Jan-2017

January is officially here and it is a time for creating New Year’s resolutions meant to forge new habits for a better, healthier, or more productive lifestyle. However, if you have chronic pain or were in an accident over the holidays, it is likely that your injuries will play a role in the activities you can perform. However, if you are ready to get your pain under control, the four resolutions and activities listed below can help you to manage your pain in the New Year.

  1. Start a new exercise program: In the wake of an accident, starting a physical therapy or strength training routine can help to support healthy body mechanics and motion. However, before beginning a new program, it is critical to meet with a doctor. When performed under the guidance and care of a medical specialist, exercise and therapy can improve strength and reduce pain.
  2. Remember to stretch: Depending on the circumstances of your injury, your range of motion may be a priority. Adding stretching exercises into your morning or evening routine can have several advantages. First, it can “warm up” your body, preparing your joints and muscles for increased activity. Secondly, regular stretches can increase your overall flexibility and mobility.
  3. Keep a journal: A daily or weekly journal can be a powerful tool for reflecting on your habits and making adjustments as needed. In fact, it can be a great way to discover pain-related issues or environmental triggers which may have otherwise gone unnoticed. Additionally, writing can be therapeutic, acting as a stress reliever.
  4. Don’t wait to get help: Whether you have been living with chronic pain for some time or you were recently involved in an accident, it is never too late to seek help for your injuries. While a visit to the doctor may not be on the top of your to-do list, it is a critical step to pursuing a pain-free lifestyle. Consider doing research into a doctor who specializes in treating the type of pain you’re experiencing.

If you have been experiencing chronic pain or discomfort due to an accident, it is critical to seek medical care as soon as possible. Waiting or hoping that an injury will clear up on its own can have disastrous consequences, allowing an injury to grow worse. At Cobb Pain & Rehab, we help accident victims to find relief from pain. Our Marietta chiropractors, therapists, and doctors can meet with you to develop a treatment strategy tailored to your needs.

Are you ready to find freedom from chronic pain? Call 770-212-9711 or find us online to request an appointment today!

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