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Can Relaxation Relieve Pain?

Approximately 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain on the daily. Chronic pain is difficult for physicians to diagnose, as this condition is used to describe persistent pain that lasts longer than six months. Pain signals remain active in the nervous system for extended periods of time, from just a couple months to even years. After suffering for that long, it’s no wonder chronic pain sufferers look for all kinds of methods to relieve their pain. 

Chronic pain research has demonstrated that pain is influenced by both emotional and social factors, which has been widely studied over the past 25 years. For example, when you are chronically stressed, the stress itself can actually trigger chronic pain. However, there are many techniques to help reduce chronic pain, and are as simple as practicing relaxation techniques alongside your pain management regimen. 

The following exercises can help you reduce stress and relax both your body and mind:

Here at Pain Specialty Group we hope this post brings you a bit of relief from your chronic pain symptoms. For in-depth relief, check out the various services our providers can offer you here.

Aidan Fisher, Maureen Cassidy Pain Specialty Group

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