Having an Open Mind for Treating Chronic Pain

Having an Open Mind for Treating Chronic Pain

It takes a strong person to battle chronic pain. The culmination of fatigue, sleeplessness, depression, mood changes, and constant discomfort can truly reduce a person’s strength to overcome the pain. At the Pain Center of Arizona, the entire medical staff works to restore every patient’s strength. We provide ample support and unprecedented care to inspire patients to never give up throughout their treatment process.

Because there are so many methods for coping with chronic pain, patients should always keep an open mind. One treatment can work remarkably for one patient, while showing no improvement for another. Every person’s body is different and will react differently to certain medications and therapies. However, mindfulness meditation is a healing process that every chronic pain patient can practice.

Mindfulness meditation works to stabilize a patient’s attention while promoting emotional regulation. When patients become aware of themselves, they can modify their sensory environment. Chronic pain patients have the opportunity to work with a practitioner or on their own by focusing on steady breathing and emotional control on their body’s distractions.

This mental technique improves one’s ability to control the way they react to daily stressors such as pain and anxiety. Instead of going to the gym to exercise your muscles, mindfulness meditation works out the mind. By simply setting aside 20 minutes a day to clear your mind and promote positive feelings, pain and other symptoms can diminish.

Utilizing mindfulness meditation while getting additional medical treatment is a good strategy to assertively help reduce pain symptoms. Many pain specialists work with therapists and other practitioners to treat all aspects of a person’s condition. A patient living with chronic pain may feel unmotivated for daily activities or closed off from the rest of the world. Positive attitudes and joyful emotions are often suffocated by negative sensations, which can be disheartening and discouraging for the treatment of chronic pain. The Pain Center of Arizona encourages patients to apply mindfulness meditation into their recovery process and continue to have a positive outlook on life even after the completion of treatment.

At American Spine, we are dedicated to treating chronic pain and spine conditions. Offering the latest in minimally invasive spine surgery and other effective treatment options, American Spine is the leading pain physician group of California. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at (951)-734-PAIN (7246)

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

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