Tips For Staying Positive While Living With Chronic Pain


It’s no secret that chronic pain can take a toll on your mental health. If you’re struggling to stay positive, you’re not alone. If you are living with chronic pain, here are a few tips by Dr Brian Blick from The Western Oklahoma Pain Specialists that may help you stay positive.
1. Understand That Your Pain Is Real.
One of the first steps to taking control of your chronic pain is to understand that it is a real medical condition. Many people living with chronic pain feel like they have to “prove” their pain to others, but the fact is, chronic pain is invisible. It’s important to be your own advocate and to find a support system of people who believe you and are willing to help you manage your pain.
2. Find An Outlet For Your Feelings.
It’s normal to feel angry, frustrated, and sad when you’re in pain. It’s important to find an outlet for those feelings so they don’t build up and cause even more stress. Some people find journaling to be helpful, while others prefer talking to a friend or therapist. Whatever works for you, make sure you allow yourself to express your emotions in a healthy way.
3. Don’t Try To Do Too Much.
When you’re living with chronic pain, it’s important to pacing yourself and not trying to do too much at once. Overdoing it can lead to a flare-up of symptoms, which can then set you back even further. Take things one day at a time and focus on taking care of yourself first and foremost.
Chronic pain can be difficult to deal with, both physically and emotionally. If you’re struggling to stay positive, know that you’re not alone and there are ways to cope. Remember to be understanding with yourself, find an outlet for your feelings, and take things one day at a time. You got this Dr Brian Blick!