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The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is finally here. If you’re like many, you’re looking forward to quality time spent with loved ones, and all the tidings and goodies that this time of year brings. However, if you’re dealing with pain, it can make this busy season even more daunting and tiring. Fortunately we can help. Read below to hear our experts’ top pain management tips for the holidays.

 

Keep It Simple

 

This time of year is often the busiest for most people, so be sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew. Set aside days for rest, and on those days, try to do something that you know will help you manage your pain. Whether it’s going for a walk, doing some yoga, or visiting the chiropractor, the best way to reduce your pain is to have a plan in place for doing so, before the chaos of the season arrives.

 

Light Stretches and Exercise

 

While you definitely want to avoid overdoing it, light stretching and easy exercise can improve your pain. Take fifteen minutes each morning to stretch, enjoy a light stroll around the block, or end your day with meditation and yoga. No matter what works best for you, moving a little each day will reduce inflammation and water retention and help keep you pain free, so you can enjoy the holidays with those you love most.

 

Embrace Laughter

 

Social scenarios this time of year can be a little stressful, especially when others don’t understand your pain or what you’re going through. Do your best to surround yourself with friends who do empathize, as well as those that never fail to make you laugh or smile. Also have some tv shows, books or movies on hand to help supplement that lightness when you aren’t getting what you need from those around you. Whatever it takes, laughter is a great pain and stress reliever, especially during the holiday season.

 

Consult an Expert

 

If you have an effective coping strategy, but your pain is still too much to handle, contact one of our pain specialists to book an appointment. Our specialists are equipped to help you get back to the joys of your life with little to no pain, and can offer the solution that best fits your needs.

 

Chronic Pain Houston: Minivasive Pain and Orthopedics

 

At Minivasive Pain, we have a dedicated staff of pain management specialists. It is our mission to treat the causes of your pain with both the highest standards of care and quality. With several pain management centers throughout the Houston area, caring for your pain is what we do every day. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, visit https://minivasivepain.com/contact-us/ or call us at (346) 800-6001.