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Posts about Pain Management (3):

Stress Imprints in Your Body and Causes Pain - How to Reduce Stress

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Resolve Pain Guru Aug 14, 2020 11:34:43 AM
Stress Imprints in Your Body and Causes Pain - How to Reduce Stress

Stress is a fact of life. We have all experienced it at some point in our lives. Stress can be a great motivator when you have a big project to deliver, and when your stress response is well-managed, stress ebbs and flows naturally with life circumstances. When sustained over an extended period, stress becomes dangerous and can lead to illness and disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, prolonged stress can lead to pain and tension, anxiety, poor sleep, fatigue, anger, depression, chest pain, and headaches.

Regulating Your Health Through the 5 Senses

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Resolve Pain Guru Aug 10, 2020 2:00:08 PM
Regulating Your Health Through the 5 Senses

Have you ever considered that how you use your five senses can have an impact on your health?

Your five senses are taste, touch, sight, smell, and hearing. These five senses support your ability to experience your life and the world around you. These include feeling the wind on your face, smelling the flowers in your garden, and communicating through speech and learning through reading. The senses are constantly providing you with input so you can experience yourself and navigate the world around you. They also provide a mechanism for self-regulation to maintain a healthy and balanced life.

The #1 Best Way to Address Plantar Fasciitis

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Resolve Pain Guru Aug 6, 2020 11:51:26 AM
The #1 Best Way to Address Plantar Fasciitis

We don’t realize how important our feet are until they start to cause us problems. Pain on the soles of the feet can make wearing shoes and walking challenging. It destroys our motivation to get active and go out for that walk to take in the beauty of the outdoors. Staying active is paramount to staying healthy as we age. Don’t let foot pain become the reason you are not out there walking, jogging, hiking, and having fun!

How to Identify the Roots of Your Pain

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Resolve Pain Guru Jul 30, 2020 12:21:45 PM
How to Identify the Roots of Your Pain

Pain has big shoulders and deep roots. Our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects all influence pain. Yoga practitioners believe that all pain is rooted in spiritual discord.

It is common for patients with persistent pain to make statements like:

    • “I have always had tight shoulders.”
    • “My pain worsens when I am stressed.”
    • “My elbow gets sore after I golf, so I ice it after I play.”
    • “Do you think there is a connection between the loss of my late wife and the pain I am experiencing all over my body?”

It’s Time to Maintain Your Body as Well as You Maintain Your Car

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Resolve Pain Guru Jul 21, 2020 11:34:09 AM
It’s Time to Maintain Your Body as Well as You Maintain Your Car

Do you take care of your body as well as you maintain your car? If your vehicle is vibrating or rattling when you drive over 60 miles per hour, what would you do?

To fix the problem, are you going to give the car a wash and polish? No.

Would you give it higher leaded gasoline?  Of course not!

The right answer? Of course, you would immediately take the vehicle to a qualified mechanic and get to the root of the problem to resolve it as quickly as possible. After all, you don't want to get stranded on the highway the next time you leave home!

Now, what if you have back pain when you get out of bed in the morning? Or after you exercise?

Why Did My Back “Go Out”? And What Can I Do About It?

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Resolve Pain Guru Jul 13, 2020 1:08:00 PM
Why Did My Back “Go Out”? And What Can I Do About It?

Isn’t it interesting how we incorrectly and inappropriately phrase things, leading us to believe that they are true? Have you ever said, (or heard someone say), “my back went out”? As if your back just decided one day to go rogue and go into spasm, or stop supporting you. Hmm…really?

The truth is that, for this to happen, you may have been mistreating your back muscles for some time. It was likely not consciously or intentionally, but unknowingly.

Are Your Favorite Activities Actually Causing You Pain?

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Resolve Pain Guru Jun 25, 2020 1:06:00 PM
Are Your Favorite Activities Actually Causing You Pain?

It may be hard to believe, but some of the activities that you love may actually be causing you pain.

The Learning Process

To understand pain, it is essential to understand the learning process of the brain. When we learn a new thing, we naturally break the process down step by step. We start slowly and use the cortex of our brain to pay attention to the activity we are learning. Our brain learns by sensing and feeling and repetition. As we continue to refine and adapt, the movement graduates from being unfamiliar and unnatural to familiar and natural. This is the process of habituation. This is how we learn and develop all life skills.