Health Tip: In Chronic Pain?01/23/13
(HealthDay News) -- If you have frequent pain, taking control of
your condition and living a healthier lifestyle can help you
The Cleveland Clinic offers this advice:
- Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and concerns.
- Research your condition and learn as much as possible about
- Give yourself time each day to relax. Practice stress
management techniques, such as deep breathing.
- Set goals that you are able to reach, don't push yourself too
hard and encourage yourself to do better.
- Cut down on alcohol, and stop smoking.
- Join a support group for those with chronic pain.
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