5 Changes To Make Today To Help Reduce Chronic Pain

by | Apr 5, 2018 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Getting through your day with chronic pain is not easy. Small tasks such as dishes, laundry, or even just getting out of bed can feel impossible at best and when you have to get up in the morning and go to work, there’s no time to wait for the pain medication to kick in. We’ve compiled a few small, easy changes you can make today to help relieve your daily chronic pain.

#1: Diet

Believe it or not, what you eat can have a huge impact on the type, and severity of chronic pain you feel. Foods with anti-inflammatory properties can help to relieve pain, and even greatly lessen its frequency when eaten daily. Below are a few of our favorite recipes that can reduce inflammation, and help to relieve pain!

Turmeric Pain Relief Tea!

This clever mixture of several anti-inflammatory herbs, spices and fruits provides fast pain relief, and is great for your immune system! Don’t let the ingredients scare you off! This drink is actually quite tasty. Make it the night before and enjoy it as a mid-morning snack for optimal results! It’s easy to make, simple to store, and will make you feel great! Drink it three-to-five days a week to see lasting benefits. Just click the image for the full recipe!

Cilantro Lime Honey Garlic Chicken (Baked In Foil)


If you haven’t noticed already, we are keeping these changes as easy as we possibly can! This recipe is fast, easy, and has little-to-no clean up making it the perfect way to add it into your routine. The salmon will help to reduce inflammation, brighten your skin tone and provide you with a healthy dose of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Click the image for the full recipe!

Anti-Inflammatory Blueberry Smoothie


This smoothie is an easy way to add these magical berries into your daily routine. You can make this the night before and take it on the go the next morning for a healthy, easy, and delicious snack! Click the image for the full recipe!

One-Pan Honey Turmeric Chicken


Just like the tea above, Turmeric may be a delicious spice, but it’s also a powerful weapon against inflammation and chronic pain. This recipe deliciously incorporates this special spice into a full dinner that’s sure to make you feel great! It’s easy too!

#2: Daily Light Stretches

Light stretches on a daily basis can help relieve and prevent pain. Making stretches part of your morning, and nighttime routine can help relieve chronic pain, and energize your body. You’ll be amazed at how much easier it is move through your day after just a quick few minutes stretching! However, not all work for every type of pain, so we have compiled the most effective ones below.

Nighttime Stretches Before Bed

#3: Sleep

The way you sleep could be making your chronic pain worse. Simple changes to your sleep position can help lessen your pain, fall asleep faster, and wake up more refreshed. Check out our favorite article for sleep positions below and get ready for a more restful night of sleep and a morning with less chronic pain!

#4: Warm Baths

Baths are wonderful ways to relax your muscles, relieve stress, and reduce chronic pain. Where a hot bath is enough to provide all of those things, adding some ingredients to your bath can be both aesthetically pleasing, and can even provide additional benefits to your relaxation and pain relief. Check out some easy bath upgrades below!

Soothing Epsom Salts Lavender Bath

Adding some Epsom Salts to your bath is one of the fastest ways to reduce tension in your muscles and relieve chronic pain. The addition of the lavender will add a little extra stress relief and even has soothing properties for your skin. Soak in this bath for 30 minutes before bed and enjoy a much more restful night of sleep. Click the image for the full recipe!

5 Homemade Bath Soaks, Salts, Bombs & Teas For Chronic Pain

In case you didn’t have enough recipes already, here is a wonderful resource for not just one, but 5 DIY bath recipes that will reduce your chronic pain, relieve stress, and help to provide you more restful nights of sleep. Add in the nightly stretches before you fall asleep and you’ll be waking up feeling more refreshed and experiencing less pain each morning.


DIY Eucalyptus Oatmeal Bath Salts

The oatmeal in this bath soak will soothe your skin while the Eucalyptus will help reduce stress, and pain. Click the image for the full recipe!

#5: New, Natural Chronic Pain Treatment Options

Chronic pain shouldn’t be something you have to manage and live with day-to-day. Thankfully, new treatment options become available every day. These options are fast-acting, long-lasting and all-natural. Best of all, they are non-invasive which means there’s no lengthy recovery downtime! If you’d like to get rid of your pain once and for all, sign up for a complimentary consultation with our team and learn all about the new treatment options helping thousands leave their chronic pain behind once and for all!

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Dr. Steven Joseph

Longmont Spine and Physical Medicine offers Laser therapy and non-invasive medical procedures for a wide range of medical conditions, including chronic pain and joint injury.