Your Back-to-School Pain Relief Checklist

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The end of summer break can be bittersweet. You may have enjoyed having your kids home, but you're also excited for them to get back into a routine. The start of the school year can be a hectic time, though, and if you suffer from chronic pain or migraines, all that stress can quickly take a toll on your health. To help you, our team at Regenerative Institute of Newport Beach has put together a pain relief checklist to help you keep track of your health while you're getting back into a new routine.

Pain Relief Checklist

Here's a helpful checklist of things you can do to make sure you stay healthy and pain-free all year long:

  • Make a plan to reduce stress: One of the best things you can do for your chronic pain is to find ways to reduce stress in your life. When you're feeling stressed, your body releases hormones that can worsen the pain. So, take some time each day to relax and de-stress. Try meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises. Or, just take a few minutes to yourself to read or listen to music.

  • Get plenty of rest: When you're tired, your pain can feel worse. So, make sure you're getting enough sleep each night. Shoot for at least seven to eight hours per night. And, if you can, take a nap during the day if you're feeling pain.

  • Eat healthy foods: Eating a healthy diet is important for managing chronic pain. Make sure you're eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. You should also try to avoid processed foods, sugary snacks, and caffeine.

  • Drink fluids regularly: Staying hydrated is key to managing chronic pain. Make sure you're drinking plenty of water throughout the day. If you can, also avoid alcohol, which can dehydrate your body and make the pain worse.

  • Take breaks often during studying: If you're a student with chronic pain, it's important to take breaks often while you're studying. Stand up and walk around every 20 minutes or so. Try to study in short bursts rather than long periods of time.

  • Use technology wisely: Technology can be a great tool for managing chronic pain. There are many apps and websites that can help you track your pain, find new treatments, and connect with other people who have chronic pain. Just be sure to use it wisely. Don't spend all day on your phone or computer. And, make sure you're taking breaks often.

  • Get adjusted regularly: If you have chronic pain, getting regular chiropractic adjustments can help. Chiropractic care can help reduce pain, improve range of motion, and increase flexibility. So, if you're not already seeing a chiropractor, consider making an appointment.

By following these tips, you can help reduce stress, get plenty of rest, and eat healthy foods to keep your chronic pain under control during the busy back-to-school season.

Pain Management Treatments

Whether you’re a student returning to school or a parent (or grandparent) starting a new routine with your children, it can be easy to undermine your pain and focus on other tasks. However, it’s more important than ever to keep an eye on your health during this busy time. If you are experiencing pain, there are pain management treatments available to help you. Our team at Regenerative Institute of Newport Beach provides treatment for all types of pain in all areas of the body. We use cutting-edge treatments such as stem cell therapy, PRP, and osteopathic medicine, among other things. Our approach avoids the use of surgery and medication whenever possible and tries to use other treatment methods to give you peace of mind.

Explore your options today by contacting us at (949) 301-8683!