• Bonnie Caine

4 Tips To Assist With Chronic Pain

Updated: Sep 17

This week we recognise National Pain Week.

Each year Chronic Pain Australia, the national voice of people living with ongoing pain, organises National Pain Week to champion the needs of the many Australians living with debilitating pain.

According to Australian Pain Management Association, 1 in 5 Australians live with Chronic Pain.




What is Chronic Pain?

  • If pain persists beyond the normal healing time of approximately 3 months.

  • The pain signals remain active in the nervous system after the healing process is complete

  • The focal point of the pain can often be hard to pinpoint, diagnose and treat.

  • Pain signals become amplified, the central nervous system latches onto these signals or recognises them as intensely painful

Over the last 24 months The Change Room team have met with hundreds of participants who have suffered or are suffering from Chronic Pain.

Here are 4 tips from The Change Room Mentors and High-Performance Coaches, Anthony Minichiello & Nam Baldwin & Matt Elliott, that can assist with Chronic Pain:

  1. Decreasing processed foods and increasing antioxidant rich foods - Strong scientific evidence suggests that foods rich in antioxidants can have an anti-inflammatory effect that helps soothe and prevent painful flare-ups.

  2. Practising Intermittent Fasting - Research has found that intermittent fasting increases the Human Growth Hormone (hgh), this boosts muscle growth, strength, and assists with recovery from injury and disease.

  3. Oxygenating in the morning - By practising rounds of mindful breathing and oxygenating the entire body, this creates a rhythmic heartbeat which balances the nervous system.

  4. Recovery - Taking time everyday to connect with nature, remove yourself from all devices and practice gratitude can help by reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.

You can view stories of Chronic Pain sufferers from the National Pain Week "Faces of Pain" campaign HERE.

To learn more about The Change Room programs and services, click here.




Sources:


The Change Room Mentors: Anthony Minichiello & Nam Baldwin

National Pain Week

Australian Pain Management Association

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