Do You Understand Chronic Back Pain?

Persistent lasting pain shows up in many forms, the most reported pain is low back pain, then there’s widespread muscle leg pain, all over the body pain of fibromyalgia, injured pain, rheumatoid arthritic pain, neck and shoulder pain and a lot of other common pain. Depression, anger and anxiety usually are the shadow companion of chronic persistent pain.

The daily repetitive impact of your pain can be tough on your lower back and your psychological spirit, and chronic pain has long had a known effect when it comes to bad moods.  The lower back in the central anchor of our human body, thus any pain in lower back sends signals to our overall health.

Scientists estimate that as many as 40% of Americans have some form of back pain. Still despite its prevalence, some lower back pain remains mysterious, hard to diagnose.
Faced with the difficult created by chronic low back pain, how should doctors and patients respond?  Most physician recommend a multi-modal strategy to manage pain.  Such a practice is necessitated both by legal barriers, the criminalization of chronic pain patients-physician, and the complexity of these medical conditions.  The US desires to lower drug abuse, but for patients, they view as punishment, and the doctors cannot exercising their medical treatment.
The ideal goal is to help patients understand their own pain, address the pain from multiple corners so that they can find treatment from both physical pain and mental distress.  The message is to emphasize the bad side effects of opioid long term treatment as a single mode.  Taking a traditional pain medication allows patients the relief and extra time to consider the advantage of physical therapy and cognitive behavior therapy.

Exercise for Chronic low back pain
Not everyone is comfortable taking physical exercise as a form of pain treatment, while others may not get enough pain reduction from a few pain pills.  Whatever the rationale, pain patients turn to natural physical exercise as a new treatment plan.  This plan enables patients to engage in outdoor physical activity and improving sleep quality.  Even minimal exercises strengthen the muscles that surround the back, improve stability and prevent additional injury.  There is no demand for extraneous exercise, only minimal daily exercise.  When we exercise the back, the muscles extend and contract the area, pumping new fluid to the surrounding vertebral discs, refill the area with new blood and nutritients, rejuvenate and heal the damaged tissues. Every time, we move the back, we heal the pain.  If we do the healing daily, we gain better feeling emotions from our daily physical motions.  Too much bed rests are not good for our emotions, because it weakening our restful muscles.  When the back muscles are weak and imbalanced, it can lead to achy pain, sciatic pain, hip pain, knee pain.

Your back muscles are working in concurrently with the rest of your body, so a continuous, whole body physical training program is important for strengthening all the muscles, so they can absorb the forces that come with each foot strike.  Start slow and continue daily is the key to a successful recovery.

Psychological strategy

We tend to think of pain as a physical condition, but the fact is that it has significant psychological elements as well. For example, depression is known to aggravate pain, and they feed on each other. It seems like the American public is more “stressed out” than at any time in recent history. We stress out because of economic turbulences, of COVID-19, of political protests, of divisive campaigning adversarial news.
  Reducing stress, however, not only alleviates physical pain, but it can also make it easier to plan what pain patients do experience. Learning reflexive writing, meditation, simple breathing techniques, and mindfulness can also help patients observe their chronic pain.

Good posture at workplace and at home

If you are allowed to work at home, set up the right desk and chair, it is a good investment for yourself and your family to designate your work area and you value your work as much as your family. 

Use efficient ergonomic chairs that support your back correctly, choose to stretch frequently with a small alarm clock and take frequent walking breaks to look for creative moments in life.  With your awareness of the right posture, you save lots of pain to look for a cure.  Cure of chronic pain is way too expensive in America.

The total time taken to do the kind of physical stretches, and cognitive behavioral therapy, I mention is only four or five minutes a day, but it will pay off in medical practice’s visits. It could be the best spent time.  It is difficult with COVID-19 to arrange for appointment and getting compassionated physicians who understand and treat chronic pain patients.

Chronic pain may be common, but don’t ignore it.  Sometimes, it is poorly understood and heading into poorly treated.  Luckily, knowledgeable patients increasingly are able to obtain a combination of treatments that provide relief and let them enjoy their daily activities.  In reality, chronic pain patients just want regular quality of life, they don’t ask for miracle or winning the lottery.  Medical progress in treating chronic pain patients is slow, but it is coming everyday.

If you need help to visit a medical doctor treating chronic pain, please give us a call 727 548-1111, talk to us about your chronic issue and we can arrange for a visit.