When it feels like rain

Chronic pain can be a difficult condition to endure, and oftentimes the journey is a lonely one. Pain transforms your world-view and outlook. People with chronic pain may start to be withdrawn and depressed. But remember that there are lots of people walking this journey with you, that you can train up your emotional resilience. Research into pain management has shown some promise with data on desensitisation techniques and targeting pain fibres with radiofrequency for hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, neck and back pain.

In many cases, changing your diet, moderating alcohol intake, and stopping smoking can make a difference in reducing the frequency of flares of pain.

Remember that when it rains, and it feels like there’s nothing left in life but pain, you are not alone. Your emotions are ethereal and not wholly reliable, and help is always there. So reach.

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