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Finding Hope While Suffering From Chronic Pain

 

Finding Hope While Suffering From Chronic Pain

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“Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeoning of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.”

Invictus,

William Ernest Henley.

What is Chronic Pain ?

Chronic pain is defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks.

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The New Way To Chocolate-Tasteful Nutrition For The Pain Sufferer

The New Way To Chocolate-Tasteful Nutrition For The Pain Sufferer

 

 

In previous posts I have addressed how stress can literally break your heart; how it can devastate your immune system. If that isn’t bad enough, chronic stress can also make you lose your hair. One effective way to deal with stress is nutrition.

Nutrition іѕ the power source that enables the body tо function properly and keeps іt healthy. Thе supply оf nutrition furnished tо the body via intake оf various food items, enables іt tо carry out аll the body functions appropriately,thereby enabling іt tо protect itself from invasion оf viruses, bacteria and toxins. Frоm the food consumed,the body absorbs the simple but essential minerals, vitamins, fats, proteins, carbohydrates and water into the bloodstream.

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Think Positive With Subliminal Messages

Think Positive With Subliminal Messages

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“Thinking positive” is not just a silly buzzword made up by self-help gurus to make money for themselves. Emotions can have an impact on the physical. We see it in our language. For example we may say something like, “she was stooped over because of her depression.” Thus, self-esteem, as stated in an earlier post, depends on a person’s personal assessment of his or her worth.

In short, your self-esteem describes the measure with which you like yourself.

Years of surgery and treatment can change how you look at yourself. It’s easy to fall into  negative thinking that can lead to depression and only worsen your condition. On the other hand, you can give yourself the tools to help you achieve a positive mindset.

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Yoga Poses For Back Pain Relief–What Works

Yoga Poses For Back Pain Relief–What Works

Those who have gone through the problems оf lower bасk pain  know how excruciatingly painful іt саn bе. Along with the оvеrаll discomfort, lower back pain makes walking, lifting, and stretching more difficult. Therefore, it has аn effect оn аll the normal activities оf the day.

In an earlier post, I wrote about how one can do Yoga exercises for back pain relief. I pointed out that, nevertheless, certain Yoga poses may do more harm than good. Not surprising, some of those readers wanted to know what specific Yoga poses in general are recommended for  back problems.

This post is a follow up, and  I will look аt ѕоmе оf the best yoga poses fоr bасk pain. Here they are.

Child’s Pose

 

 

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Healing at The Cellular level Through Meditation–8 Steps a Pain Sufferer Should Know

Healing at The Cellular level Through Meditation–8 Steps a Pain Sufferer Should Know

 

 

When you are a caregiver for someone suffering from chronic back pain, you quickly come to understand the truth and myths of current pain management trends. You discover, because you see for yourself the daily struggles of a pain sufferer, that somethings that you dismissed as “fads” actually work; others that you have considered common knowledge don’t necessarily break the way experts have described.

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Is Your Social Environment Negatively Affecting Your Health?

Is Your Social Environment Negatively Affecting Your Health?

 

 

Although you may not be  aware of it, your social environment could  be negatively affecting your health.   I am not talking about the bad consequences of frequently going out drinking, eating unhealthy meals,  or taking unnecessary risks with your friends. Lots of people blog about those issues, and I’m sure you have heard their warnings about how  such behavior  is more damaging to  your overall health than  someone  who doesn’t participate in these activities. They point out that the key to remaining healthy is to drink alcohol, eat fat-laden foods and take risks in moderation. If you don’t, your health (mental and physical) will generally start to deteriorate… probably sooner rather than later. However, this is not what I’m talking about. This post is about addressing the social environment of friends and family that people in chronic pain depend on or feel they depend on.

Maintaining Relationships Out Of Guilt

 

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When you live with chronic pain, you can easily fall into the trap of convincing yourself that no one wants to be around you. This often isn’t the case, and it’s important to avoid the isolation that can eventually lead to depression. This means you should go ahead and stay  in contact with friends and family. You can text your friends, participate in family activities, do anything that works for you. Having said that, you don’t want to add more stress to your life by maintaining toxic relationships simply because you don’t want to feel isolated.

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Foods That Trigger Migraines–What The Pain Sufferer Should Avoid

Foods That Trigger Migraines–What The Pain Sufferer Should Avoid

If you have followed my posts about chronic back pain, you understand that it can have many causes, and it can be exhausting because sometimes it’s accompanied by other ailments. Imagine having to deal with a body that feels like it’s  wrapped in barbed wire, and then having to fight off the feeling that you got a needle in your head. That’s what it’s like when suffering from chronic back pain is worsened by migraines. Indeed, the added misery of migraines can make a chronic back pain sufferer feel as if they are under constant attack by their own body. Here’s the thing. Sometimes it’s the foods that we eat that can trigger migraines. So, in this post I’ll explore what those foods are.

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