Breaking the cycle of chronic pain, depression or anxiety is very difficult however with patience and determination this cycle can be improved with the help of exercise.
choosing the right activity can help to stimulate the hormones endorphin which when released assist in making you feel better, reducing anxiety, stress on the body resulting in some pain relief.
You could start with relaxing activities like Tai chi. yoga and Pilates which will all improve your flexibility reducing muscular tension; a source of several pain symptoms.
Regular cardio vascular exercise like walking, light jogging, swimming and cycling will improve fitness as well as muscular tone.
More energetic exercising will stimulate endorphins which will make you feel stimulated improving your mind and body sensations.
An interesting article on chronic pain’s effect on the brain.
People with unrelenting pain don’t only suffer from the non-stop sensation of throbbing pain. They also have trouble sleeping, are often depressed, anxious and even have difficulty making simple decisions.In a new study, investigators at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine have identified a clue that may explain how suffering
long-term pain could trigger these other pain-related symptoms. Researchers found that in a healthy brain all the regions exist in a state of equilibrium. When one region is active, the others quiet down. But in people with chronic pain, a front region of the cortex mostly associated
with emotion “never shuts up,” said Dante Chialvo, lead author and associate research professor of physiology at the Feinberg School.
“The areas that are affected fail to deactivate when…
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