Health Tip: Work Through Chronic Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain can significantly affect your quality of life, physical health and mental health.

The Cleveland Clinic suggests these coping techniques:

  • Practice deep breathing and other stress management methods to help you relax. Maintain a positive attitude.
  • Create goals that are attainable. Remember to pace yourself and don't do too much at once.
  • Establish a schedule that makes time for relaxation and exercise.
  • Join a chronic pain support group.
  • Talk with your doctor about how your medications work and side effects.
  • Limit alcohol, and don't smoke.

-- Diana Kohnle

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