How To Relieve Pain While Doing Your Daily Tasks
Pain is not easy to manage especially when we have no idea what is causing it. When you are experiencing chronic pain, it feels like there is no end to it. However, consulting your physician and following his/her advice can help relieve your pain.
Living a life with chronic pain causes a great decline in our overall quality of life. It is important to fight it so that we can do the things we love and enjoy our life to the fullest. Other than medication, pain proper diet, and exercise; there are some things you can do to relieve pain while you are doing your daily tasks. Keep these moves in mind to help you fight chronic pain:
Proper posture – whether you are standing or sitting down doing work, practicing good posture helps alleviate pain. It helps evenly support your body and prevent physical stress. When doing work in front of your computer, maintain a straight back. When you are working long hours, make sure to stand up every once in a while to stretch and walk around.
Stand up properly – getting out of bed, your car, or just standing from your chair without caution can aggravate pain. Plant your feet on the ground, look for your balance, and use your muscles when you stand up to make sure that you do not hurt yourself.
Sleep comfortably – where you sleep is also important because this is where you rest from a busy day. Prevent pain at night by choosing a nice and firm mattress. Your sleeping position may also aggravate pain and you can avoid this by sleeping in positions you are comfortable in. Place a bolster on your back or use a pillow under your knees. On your side, place a pillow between your slightly bent knees. Use a pillow that will support your neck in a way that is aligned with the rest of your spine.
Lift with your legs – some people hurt themselves lifting with their backs. Use your legs when lifting things and make sure that the weight you are lifting is something you can manage. If not, try to ask for assistance or carry them piece by piece.
Take the time to stretch when driving long distance – long drives can get uncomfortable after a while because most car seats shift your weight onto your butt resulting in back pain, neck pain, and achy knees. Before travelling, adjust your seat so your knees remain level or a bit higher than your knees and maintain your back’s natural arch. Pull over every once in a while to stretch and prevent worsening your pain.