What is chronic pain?
Chronic pain is hurting that doesn’t go away. Medical professionals categorize pain as either acute or chronic.
Acute pain is your nervous system’s way of altering you to an injury or other damage to your body’s tissues. Acute pain gets your attention so that you’ll take care of yourself first. However, chronic pain is persistent pain. Pain is chronic when it lasts for 3 months or more. When pain becomes chronic, your body’s pain signals keep firing for weeks, months, or even years, even though the damage that set them off may have long healed. The pain may have been caused by an injury, and, for unknown reasons, your body never turned off its pain switch. Or the pain has an ongoing cause such as arthritis, cancer, or nerve damage. Multiple causes of pain is common for older adults.
One big difference between acute and chronic pain is when you have acute pain, you usually know why it hurts. Some examples of acute pain are broken bones, kidney stones and childbirth. When you have chronic pain, you may have no idea what’s causing the hurting. The bone has healed, the stone has passed, and the baby is now walking and talking, but you still have lingering problems in the areas where the acute pain occurred.
Chronic pain is a solitary experience, yet it’s also a universal one. Sensations of chronic pain range from a small, constant ache to excruciating pain.
So why are you having pain?
Pain is caused by an exchange of information between three major systems in your body: your peripheral nerves, spinal cord, and brain.
Chronic pain worsens, and then it improves. This waxing and waning pattern repeats, again and again. Flare-ups are those times when your chronic pain is most intense. For example, on a 0-10 pain intensity scale, a flare-up may be a time when your pain is a 7 or higher. People are most likely to use pain medications during chronic pain flare-ups. While the use of pain relievers can be the right thing, it’s important to have other strategies, don’t rely on drugs alone.
Flare-ups are often the result of pain triggers. Two major categories of pain triggers reflect your physical and emotional states. The first category includes activity or inactivity triggers such as staying in one position too long (such as standing or sitting for an extended period of time), repetitive movements performed frequently and for long periods of time, movements that strain your body (lifting or pulling a heavy object), bad posture, such as slumping over, and stressing painful areas.
The way to avoid these triggers is obvious: do the opposite. For example, make sure that you don’t stay in one position for too long.
How to deal with it?
Chronic pain can generate negative emotions, such as anger, frustration and fear. Develop a healthier and more accurate view of yourself. A healthy self image starts with learning to accept and love yourself. Foster a positive self image by the following:
– take a realistic self image inventory. Focus on the positives instead of your weaknesses.
– set realistic and measurable goals, such as losing a pound a week, rather than fixating on the 20 pounds that you need to lose.
– confront thinking distortions such as “I can’t ever be successful”
– identify childhood labels. If someone called you ugly or bullied you, try to get over it. That was a long time ago.
– stop comparing yourself to others, they have their weaknesses and strengths too.
– develop your strengths and play down your weaknesses.
– learn to love yourself. If you love yourself, someone else may love you too.
– give positive affirmations. Stop moaning and groaning or acting sick.
– remember that you are unique.
– learn to be calm and think about the good things.
– and finally, remember how far you have come and you are always progressing.
Everybody deals with pain at some point in their lives, but now that you have this information available to you, I hope that you can hopefully think about it and reduce some of your pain.
I wrote this information down over the past year from a health book (which unfortunately I forgot the title and can’t reference it here. But if you happen to discover it, let me know in the comments below and I will happily acknowledge it here; sorry for this inconvenience). Also don’t forget to share this post with someone you know will find it useful. Thank you for reading and stay healthy 🙂
500 Words You Should Know (Part 7)
Draco was an Ancient Athenian politician who introduced a code of laws according to which a startling number of crimes were punishable by death. The adjective derived from his name therefore means exceedingly strict, severe. It’s most often used to describe such things as discipline, punishment, rules and regulations, but if a person whose views on these things were harsh they could be accused of having draconian attitudes, or indeed of being draconian himself.
Cheek, insolence, as in ‘He had the effrontery to say I never give him anything after I paid for his whole family to go on holiday last year’. Not to be confused with affronted, meaning offended, which is how the person uttering that last complaint might feel.
A commonly misused word, this does not mean enormousness. It means appallingness, great wickedness, ‘He seemed not to realize the enormity of his crime’ means he didn’t acknowledge he had done something dreadful, but not necessarily that he had wiped out an entire city.
From the German for ‘replacement’ this is an adjective describing an inferior imitation of something more valuable or attractive: ‘It was one of those twee little hotels with ersatz Victorian furniture’ or ‘Ersatz lemon meringue pie, made with some awful artificial lemon substitute.’
In the plant world, this describes a green plant that has gone pale through lack of sunlight; in human terms it means pale and weak: ‘His skin had that etiolated look of a video-game player who has spent his youth on his game console’.
This means literally to take the skin off, so metaphorically to flay someone alive, to criticize very severely. A critic might, for example, write an excoriating review of a film or play he loathed, while an angry politician might make an excoriating criticism of government policy.
An Italian word, this time related to extravagance and meaning a very showy and elaborate performance, the sort of thing that might have been put on by Hollywood director Busby Berkeley. Special effects, fancy costumes, fireworks – you name it, an extravaganza has it. Expense is no object and taste is rarely a consideration.
An extract from the Atlantic Monthly dated 1900 gives a particularly damning use of this word: “The English drawing master did not teach art, but facile tricks of the brush.’ Facile comes from the Latin for easy and did once mean just that. In modern usage, however, it has the added sense of being just a bit too easy and thus having little value: a facile victory is more or less a walkover; a facile remark is a glib one, easy to make but not requiring much thought.
In logic a fallacy is an error of reasoning that produces a misleading conclusion; fallacious therefore means illogical, misleading, as in a fallacious argument or a fallacious news report. It’s also worth being aware of what philosophers call the fallacy of many questions, of which ‘When did you stop beating your wife?’ is the most frequently given example. It means that the question presupposes something that may be false, but you can’t answer it without acknowledging the accusation. Lose-lose.
This means picky, critical, hard to please and the Latin roots conjure up its connotations beautifully: they are the words for pride and weariness (the second part of fastidious is related to tedious and tedium). So the fastidious person looks down on something as being beneath her and manages to be bored with it at the same time. You might pick fastidiously at your food if it didn’t appeal to you or lift your trouser legs fastidiously so as not to get them wet on a rainy day.
Ariana Grande Quotes
Here are some awesome Ariana Grande quotes which I have edited and put together for you. I aim to add more quotes to this page as time goes on so do make sure you keep checking back. Hope you Enjoy the ones I have added so far! 🙂
1. You should never stop believing in something, and you shouldn't listen to anyone who tells you otherwise.
2. There's too many people telling you that you're not good enough, but you are good enough.
3. There's always tomorrow and it always gets better.
4. The thrill of not knowing what's going to happen, trained me to be prepared for anything.
5. When you feel your best, everybody else can feel it too.
6. I think it's so important for girls to love themselves and to treat their bodies respectfully.
7. I don't feel much pressure to fit in. I never have. I've always just wanted to do my thing. And if I don't fit in somewhere else, I fit in at home.
8. Gotta find a way to break the spell to get the hell away from those who block my vision.
9. Don't ever doubt yourselves or waste a second of your life. It's too short, and you're too special.
10. If you're passionate about something then it will definitely work out for you.
11. sometimes, people can be extraordinarily judgmental and closed-minded to anyone different or special.
12. Don't need permission, made my decision to test my limits
13. On a scale of one to ten, I'm at 100.
14. I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it
15. The best fashion advice I'd say would be just to do what makes you comfortable and what makes you feel cute, and that's how you're gonna look your best
16. Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are.
17. When you're handed a challenge, instead of sitting there and complaining about it, why not try to make something beautiful?
18. You can work your way to the top. Just know that there's ups and downs and there's drops. Unfollow fear and just say "you are blocked". Just know there is so much room at the top.
19. Every time you're faced with something ugly, focus on something beautiful. What you focus on expands. Only you can change your reality.
300 Pink Quotes For Girls Success Inspiration (Part 1)
Being a girl myself I can definitely say that these quotes have made a huge difference to my life, especially the way that I think about success which has inspired me greatly. I hope it does the same for you too. Hope you enjoy these quotes
1. Whatever you are, be a good one.
2. In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
3. You were put on this Earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.
4. You deserve to have happiness that flows freely from you
5. Be a champion who gets up even when you can't
6. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why
7. You deserve the best for putting up with the worst.
8. It's hard to stay motivated when you don't know exactly what you're doing or where you're going
9. Give up on being perfect and start working on becoming yourself.
10. Don't give up... keep it up... keep going... you can make it happen.
11. Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.
12. Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.
13. Strive to get all the things that will create your happiness
14. If someone makes you happy, make them happier
15. Beautiful faces, good shaped bodies and bad hearts are so mainstream.
16. You gotta build yourself so strong that nobody can trash you down or make you look bad
17. No matter how unhappy you are, know that good days will come and you will be happy. Your happiness matters.
18. Never let fear decide the future.
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