Get Out to Deal with Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is obviously a physical issue, but there is a mental side to it as well. Some people deal with their pain better than others – some people are able to mentally shut off their pain or to work through it. As any doctor, like pain specialist Dr. Harvey Finkelstein, will tell you, there are many ways to treat the physical aspects of chronic pain.
For the mental aspects, it’s important to keep yourself busy and to fill up your time with activities that you enjoy. The more that you immerse yourself in activities, the less that you’ll focus on your pain. Similarly, sitting around and experiencing debilitating pain can lead to depression. If you are out and about, meeting people and enjoying your time, you’re less likely to feel cooped up and alone.