Young woman is having a pain in her back

Chronic pain has a way of interfering in a person’s day-to-day routine. Whether the pain is rooted in the spine, the muscles or the nervous system, lack of proper management of the pain can lead to difficulty in sleeping and performing daily tasks. The easiest and most widely adopted way of pain management, is medication. Since it provides immediate relief, many think its the best way. However, it is important to remember that immediate is a also temporary. Fortunately, there are a great number of ways you can manage your pain using natural and more effective, lasting methods.

1. Natural endorphins from exercise

Endorphins are the “happiness chemical” in your body. When your body releases endorphins, you get positive and happy feelings, and the pain signals are blocked. Physical exercise is one of the best ways to get the body to release endorphins. Moreover, exercise also helps increase flexibility, strength, and joint mobility.

2. Stress reduction

The body’s sensitivity to pain can be greatly intensified by negative feelings, including stress. In order to manage your pain, it is imperative to reduce stress from your life. This entails changing your lifestyle for the better, cutting out negative energy and negative people, listening to soothing music and unwinding, and turning to massage therapy. Massage therapy has proven especially effective for relieving stress and is highly recommended for all back and neck pains.

3. Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the oldest Chinese pain management methods, and is considered highly effective by practitioners across the globe. It involves using tiny needles and inserting them at different selected points over the body to help reduce pain.

4. Cognitive-Behavioural therapy

Its very important not to ignore the emotional side of your pain. Cognitive-behavioural therapy teaches you a better understanding of your pain, its causes, and what about your it is in your control – therefore teaching you how to manage it effectively through your mind.

5. Meditation

Deep breathing and meditation are the top-rated ways of relaxing the mind. Relaxing the mind in turn helps your body relax because the muscles receive a signal to loosen up and let the tension and tightness seep away. The best ways to meditate are to focus on your breathing, in a quiet room; sometimes repeating a mantra – a word or phrase – helps. Breath into a spot below your navel, fill your abdomen with air, hold it in and let it out letting yourself deflate like a balloon.

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  • I started going to Dr. Marco back in January 2020 when I was suffering a lower back injury. After seeing the reviews on google, I decided to give him a chance and I haven't looked back. Dr. Marco has helped me in my recovery and brought me back to feeling healthier than ever. He is extremely knowledgeable, kind and easy to talk too. Not to mention, the prices are very reasonable and not overpriced. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a chiropractor in Etobicoke.
  • Royal York Chiropractic was recommended to me by multiple people, so I decided to give it a go for my back and shoulder problems. My first experience with Dr. Marco was extremely positive. He is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. His honesty and commitment to improving my pain is what kept me coming back. Very positive experience!
  • I have been seeing Dr. Marco for many years now and he helps me each time I see him. He’s friendly, knowledgeable and has a level of clinical awareness that comes from years of experience which helps to create an overall positive interaction. Making appointments is never an issue and the clinic environment is welcoming and relaxing. Highly recommend him!
  • I have had very positive experiences with Royal York Chiropractic. While Dr. Peter has predominantly been overseeing my care, I have had adjustments with Dr. Marco as well. Both are competent, caring, friendly and willing to answer questions. Anna keeps the office well-organized and the few times I've had to wait, it has never been for long.
  • I have been seeing Dr. Marco for a few years now and he helps me every time. His adjustments are precise and effective, he knows what he is doing. He can be aggressive or as gentle as you need. Appointments have never been an issue, he always works around my schedule. I would highly recommend him!