One of the most recommended ways to manage pain is to change how much attention you give to it.
Paying attention to pain, amplifies the pain and increases the tendency for negative thinking.
Just like a kid screaming for candy at the store. If you always buy the child candy (in this case, pain) when they scream, they’ll continue to scream each time you take them to the store until they get candy.
Five ways to reduce your focus on chronic pain
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While there’s no biomedical cure for chronic pain, we can still live well by changing how we think about it.
You could me missing out on two-thirds of your potential pain treatment. Get the whole story.
Think of pain management as a three-legged stool.
Each leg represents one of the three components of pain: biological, psychological, and social. All three components are important to treatment.
If one or more of the legs is missing, the stool will topple. And treatment won’t be as successful.
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I was privileged to be interviewed by Daniel Pablo Arbilla for his Knowledge Exchange podcast.
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Daniel is a personal trainer, exercise scientist and exercise physiologist based out of Australia. In addition to his podcast, he also administers a successful Facebook group.
Thanks again Daniel for giving me this opportunity!
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