In the blink of an eye, you can sustain an injury that seems never-ending, a constant black cloud of pain that suffocates your previous life. Accidents, falls, collisions and extreme trauma can debilitate the hardiest of people, leaving physical impressions that run long and deep into the recovery process.
Chronic pain is therefore extremely tough to face; sufferers may feel inadequately prepared to deal with the damage, at a loss for proven treatments. If you’re struggling to heal a serious injury, we have a couple of ideas that may do the trick…
Our bodies are living machines, directing resources and information to where they’re most needed. These elements are governed in large part by the nutrients we take in – they’re the fuel keeping our figurative fires burning, and without them, we’re deficient in everything we require for organs and tissue to perform at their peak.
Balancing your nutritional diet isn’t especially difficult, or expensive, but it can take some patience. You’ll need energy, for one thing, which equates to a steady intake of good carbohydrates and moderate doses of sugar. Protein is a particularly good aid for the reknitting of torn skin, while also keeping your muscles strong during inactive periods. Also, zinc – found in nuts, seeds, and some types of fish – accentuates the rate of connective tissue production. Plan your meals and be prepared to wait a few months for the results to show.
Whatever you do, don’t get ‘back on the horse’ too quickly. Overexertion, or a sports-related accident, may have rendered sections of your body too painful to put under any strain. If you punch through the glass ceiling of what you’re comfortable with, the damage is likely to get worse.
That being said, moderate physical activity can retrain muscles and ligaments that are tender with a lack of attention. It’ll obviously depend on where your pain is concentrated, but swimming, cycling and yoga can reignite neglected body parts at a pace that suits you. Over the weeks, you’ll find your capabilities getting back to what they once were, and the injury itself may improve with them.
Chronic Pain Treatment
Despite making subtle changes to your recovery lifestyle, there’s always the warm hand of an expert therapist to speed up the process. Many of our patients don’t realise that non-surgical or prescription solutions exist, which is why we’re so proud of our pain relief knowledge, and the fact that we can enlighten so many sufferers in the UK.
Myofascial release is our preferred method of chronic treatment. In a nutshell, it’s a massage and trigger point technique, identifying knots and strained tissue in your fascial network (the lubricious membrane running over our joints and muscles). Since fascial tension can snowball from almost any injury, it may be exacerbating your pain, or even taking over as the main source of your discomfort.
Our therapists will work with you to collate the real picture of your myofascial health. We’ll listen to you, and decide what areas we should knead back to their proper elasticity. Make an appointment today, or give us a call on 07849 325 805 to learn about the path back to a better you, just as you were before this injury took over your dearest dreams.