Chronic pain can be debilitating. It changes who you are and how you live your normal daily life. While this is an increasing disease, its important to rememeber that it happens to whole people. A person is always going to be a unit comprised of many interacting interdependent systems. While something like chronic pain may be an affliction from a specific injury- you can't just take the part of the body away without looking at the bigger picture. This article found on yahoo describes some things that help chronic pain sufferers and as usual- Exercise is listed. Doctors strongly recommend exercise for many ailments, and despite being in pain, some form of exercise will aid in the relief by making the WHOLE body function better as a unit. Read the article for more ways to relieve chronic pain. And as always- consult your physician and fitness professional before embarking on any fitness program.
- I believe in an organic approach to health, including personal accountability. I am a personal trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and I teach bootcamps, back and abs classes, TRX suspension training and Piyo- an athletic blend of yoga pilates, dance and more. I graduated Sonoma State University with my BS in Kinesiology, exercise science, and am in the process of getting my MBA from JFKU. California isn't a place- its a state of being ;)