Have you ever woken up with excruitating physical pain and thought “What have I done?” Realizing that really you haven’t done anything physical such as an accident to actually cause the pain. There are two things that you can do Right Now to relieve pain.
How you Position your Body
I know I have and when I have thought through it through it has been due to me feeling over anxious about something and bending my body into all sorts of interesting poses as I type at my computer or sleep in my bed. It also occurs if I haven’t been doing my exercise regularly.
Pain comes in various ways, did you know that even physical pain can be due to your emotions. This can be either short term due to a stressful circumstance or event or chronic pain from experiences that have happened within your life.
Taking steps to reduce pain is in recognizing the physical aspects as in how are you sitting at work, or maybe even sleeping are you relaxed or all tied up in a not.
Two things you can do right Now – To help alleviate pain
The first thing is to RELAX!!! I know you say but I have all this work to do. Not only will your pain decrease by putting your mind into a relaxed state, so will your productivity. Take a 5-minute break and focus on your breathing. Sit up straight, eyes closed, with a hand on your belly. Slowly inhale through your nose, feeling the breath start in your abdomen and work its way to the top of your head. Reverse the process as you exhale through your mouth. Then working through with what is the most important things that need to be done to what can wait and give those a time and day.
Next: I can’t push this point across enough – Walk & Stretch
Each morning when you wake up even before getting out of bed – stretch each limb. Then go for a walk, now I know you have to be at work – OK park further away if possible, are there stairs walk up and down these a few times throughout the day. You may find getting back to this could be somewhat painful in itself, but just gently incorporate this each day, stepping up the pace a little bit more.
Read Next: How to Overcome Emotional Pain
Emotional pain more often than not will lead to physical pain. “As the electrical current of an emotion travels along your neural pathways, it triggers the release of chemical proteins called neuro-peptides (NPs). Each emotion has a different frequency. In response to these individual frequencies, your body releases corresponding NPs. These tiny chemical proteins communicate chemical messages throughout your body, creating a physiological response.” In this article you will learn how to let go of Emotional pain that in turn will help in overcoming physical pain.
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Smoking also contributes to the joint pain found in conditions like arthritis. Increasing pain sensitivity and perception. Studies have found that smoking causes people to perceive pain more acutely. Tobacco use appears to have some effect on the nervous system, increasing sensations and perceptions of pain. The toxic chemicals found in cigarettes are also known to be a key contributor to pain.