“Living with pain is both physically and mentally draining,” said John McCormick of Baker Pool & Spa. During pain awareness month people can educate themselves and others about ways to deal with long-term pain, how it effects the economy, and how to help family members with loved ones who suffer from chronic pain.
Here are three ways to beat pain and help others who deal with lasting pain.
Create a Pain Free Environment with Easy Access
Having a place at home that offers pain relief at any time is a valuable tool for fighting chronic pain. Hot water therapy with a hot tub in the back yard is the perfect example of how to develop an environment for dealing with pain.
Portable spas are easy to set up and use and keep the soothing hot water at the perfect temperature for as long as necessary, while providing gentle, muscle relaxing massage from the strategically placed jets. Best of all, having it on a porch or in the yard means it is always available without having to make an appointment, travel to a club, and deal with the hassles of parking or strangers.
Hot water therapy has been used for centuries. Hot tubs attack pain that comes from either muscle or joint issues, and also relax the mind and body, giving relief from the stresses of dealing with long-term pain.
Ditch the Alcohol and Smoke
Both alcohol consumption and smoking aggravate pain conditions. The nicotine in cigarettes or other smoke-related products inhibits blood flow, blocking the ability of the body to deliver oxygen to needed areas. While smoking is usually a side issue that causes problems for people with chronic pain, alcohol is often taken on purpose to self-medicate.
There are two reasons alcohol is bad for anyone who is dealing with pain. First, while it may deaden the pain, it also creates a disconnect with nerve impulses in the brain. Secondly, it can have devastating effects when combined with other prescribed or over-the-counter pain medications.
Support People Who Have Chronic Pain
According to the American Chronic Pain Association, “the key to raising awareness is to get involved.” Contact people who have chronic pain and let them know that there are support groups that can help in terms of basic pain management. ACPA groups welcome anyone who is living with an ongoing pain problem. To learn more, go to: https://www.theacpa.org/about-us/support-groups/
To encourage people to check out the benefits of owning their own hot tub, Baker Pool & Spa will be providing free test soaks for local residents all month long. They do recommend, however, that people wanting to schedule their free 30-minute soak call the company ahead of time to reserve their spot.
To learn more about the benefits of owning a hot tub, pick up a copy of their free buyer’s guide. Just give them a call or visit the website at: Hot Tubs Ballwin.
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