Whether from age or accident, be it chronic or acute, pain is something most of us will face over the course of our lives. And yet, it’s a subject about which many of us are unknowledgeable. Instead, we’re overwhelmed by the barrage of friendly advice and wives tales, hurled at as so often that many of us can’t see the fine lines between them.
Dr. Javid Baksh, DO, can’t just tell the difference, he’s an expert in identifying the myths and truths about chronic pain. Through his practice, Premier Pain Solutions, he helps his patients with chronic pain every day. But you don’t have to have a doctorate to understand the truths about chronic pain and pain management. Dr. Baksh breaks down the facts:
FACT: Weather Affects Pain
Remember when your grandmother would say she could feel the weather in her bones? There was actually some truth to her predictions. Changes in air pressure that accompany weather patterns can cause joint pain, especially in those with arthritis.
FACT: Exercise Is Good for Back Pain
Though bed rest is recommended when pain is extreme, too much of it can weaken the muscles of your back, causing even more pain when you do get out of bed. You shouldn’t limit your day-to-day activities based on back pain.
FACT: Weight Loss Can Ease Pain
Losing even a small amount of weight relieves some of the pressure and stress from your joints and back.
FACT: Attitude Is Everything
It’s not in just in your head, but dwelling on your pain only makes you feel worse. Finding implementable ways to ease your pain with your doctor is much more manageable than the depression that could ensue otherwise.
MYTH: Don’t Worry About Minor Pain
Don’t think that aches and pains are just a part of life, because they aren’t—or at least they don’t have to be! If your pain is severe, lasts more than a week, progresses with time, or limits your daily activities, it’s time to consult a doctor who specializes in pain management like Dr. Baksh.
Pain isn’t a necessary evil or an auxiliary disadvantage of aging, it’s a curable and approachable hurdle. Even more specialized circumstances, such as cancer pain, failed spine surgery, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, fibromyalgia, occipital neuralgia and headaches and migraines can be mitigated with the appropriate treatments. Contact Premier Pain Solutions to get the facts and to get help.
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