1. Deep breathing and meditation
These two are methods that help your body relax, which may ease your pain. They offer you relaxation to relieve tension and tightness in your muscles.
To meditate, focus on your breath, ignore other thoughts, and repeat a word or phrase or like a mantra to relax your body.
Do deep breathing. Find a quiet place, a comfortable body position, and block out all distracting thoughts. Next, focus on a spot just beneath your navel. Into that spot, breathe in while filling your abdomen with air. Let the air fill you from the abdomen up, then let it out like deflating a balloon.
2. Reduce stress. Stress strengthens chronic pain.
Negative feelings like stress, anxiety, anger, and depression can raise the body’s sensitivity to pain. You may find some relief from chronic pain by learning how to control stress.
There are some ways that can help reduce stress and promote relaxation, like listening to calming music. This can boost a positive mood and lessen pain.
Another one is mental imagery relaxation, also called guided imagery. It includes creating relaxing, peaceful images in your mind.
Progressive muscle relaxation is another method that promotes relaxation.
3. Get natural endorphins from exercise.
Endorphins are brain chemicals that help improve your mood while also blocking pain. Exercise has pain-reducing effects, while strengthening your muscles. Moreover, exercise can help reduce weight, decrease heart disease risk and control blood sugar levels.
4. Get a massage.
Massage can help relieve tension and reduce stress. It is being used by people living with back and neck pain.
5. Eat a healthy diet.
It is important to have a well-balanced diet. It aids your digestive process, reduces heart disease risk, keeps weight under control, and improves blood sugar levels.
To eat a low-sodium, low-fat diet, select from these options: fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grain breads, cereals, cooked dried beans, peas, low fat cheese, yogurt , milk and lean meats.
6. Look for ways to distract yourself from pain
It’s just worse rather than better if you focus on pain. So why not look for something that you like doing? It should be an activity that keeps you busy and distracted from your pain.