Chronic pain can be one of the most difficult conditions to live with on a daily basis. Pain makes it hard to do just about everything, from sleeping, to concentrating, to working. Pain management often revolves around toxic pharmaceuticals which can leave you feeling spaced out, or worse. Relieving chronic pain naturally is no simple fix, but there are some safe ways to reduce the effects of chronic pain without the side effects of harsh pharmaceuticals.
1) Eat an anti-inflammatory diet. Much chronic pain, be it from old injuries, arthritis, or auto-immune disease is caused by chronic, systemic inflammation. By reducing systemic inflammation, often the body is able to heal, and the symptoms as well as root causes of chronic pain can be alleviated. Inflammatory substances include sugar, alcohol, red meat, caffeine, and toxic food chemicals like preservatives, additives, and artificial sweeteners.