Moving Out of The Problem and Into The Solution
In this Video Blog I talk about the importance of being proactive and finding appropriate accountability partners to help you execute an effective chronic pain management plan. I also discuss the role appropriate activity pacing plays and how you need to be cautions to not either over do or under do. I’m also inviting you to go to my Articles Page https://drstevegrinstead.com/chronic-pain-articlesto check out more free chronic pain management information.
In this Video Blog I talk about how I learned the lesson for the need to create a proactive flexibility and mobility plan for my own effective chronic pain management. I also give some simple yet effective tips for anyone living with chronic pain to increase their levels of functioning and improve their quality of life by being more mobile and flexible.
I discuss Anticipatory Pain and the role it plays in sabotaging chronic pain management. I cover how it can lead those of us living with high levels of chronic pain to be afraid to even conduct common daily activities. I discuss how this anticipatory takes pain from “ouch this hurts” to “my pain is killing me, it’s horrible, awful or terrible.” I also mention you can read my article “Moving Beyond Anticipatory Pain” at https://drstevegrinstead.com/chronic-pain-articles
In this Video Blog, I cover why it is important to understand the connection between stress levels and pain symptoms, as well as recognizing how managing stress can decrease the perception of pain. Physically, chronic pain raises stress levels and drains physical energy, while psychologically it affects the ability to think clearly, logically and rationally, as well as how effectively people manage their feelings. Not only that, it can also impact memory. Lower Stress - Lower Perception Pain!