Mommy's Favorite Things: Keep Mom Moving when Chronic Pain is an Issue

Monday, March 13, 2017

Keep Mom Moving when Chronic Pain is an Issue

For the millions of moms out there dealing with chronic pain, life can be a literal pain.

Not only do they have to run a family, but many of these same moms work outside the home.

When you put the pressure of both work in the home and earning a living outside of it, the physical and emotional stress can mount rather quickly.

That said the physical pain can at times seem unbearable.

From simply trying to get up out of a chair or off the couch, perhaps wanting to do the opposite and sit down, pain oftentimes wins out.

With that in mind, what is a mom to do when she is in a dogfight with chronic pain?

Seeking Solutions to a Painful Problem

While most moms will end up going to their family doctor for help, oftentimes, those same doctors simply are not best equipped to get to the bottom of things.

Another option to shoot for when the family doctor can’t prescribe the best solution is seeking the best chronic pain treatment via a specialized treatment center.

Such centers differentiate themselves from urgent care facilities and even one’s family doctor, in that they can focus 100 percent on the chronic pain.

For instance, if you were involved in a recent vehicle accident or fall in the workplace or at home, you may not know the full extent of your injuries at first.

What may have seemed like a little whiplash or a touchy back could in turn actually be rather serious.

As the days move along, you could suddenly find yourself having trouble doing everyday tasks such as moving around, lifting small items, being able to comfortably drive your vehicle etc. When you have a family depending on you, perhaps a boss in the workplace too, the physical and emotional stress can be quite taxing.

By trying out a pain treatment center, you might very well have arrived at the medical solution you were looking for?

Are All Pain Treatment Centers Essentially the Same?

Getting to a pain treatment center that you like and can fully trust the staff can be perplexing for some.

For instance, how do you differentiate one center from another?

Among some of the areas to focus in on:

·    History – How long has the center been in business? Finding one that has been around for many years is usually a good thing, but do not automatically discount newer centers. With advancements in medical technology over the years, some of the newer facilities can be right up to par with those who’ve been around for decades.
·    Service – Even an initial call/email or personal visit to a pain treatment center can provide you with an inkling of the service they offer. If you are put on hold for a long period of time and/or your in-person visit seems to be like you are just another number, consider going elsewhere.
·    Results – Lastly, the bottom line is you want positive results with your pain treatment. As such, look into the track records of those pain treatment centers you are giving consideration too. The one or ones with the best results should obviously rise to the top of your list.

Reach Out to Those Close to You for Help

As part of your search to find the best pain treatment center around, don’t hesitate to call on outside family and/or friends, individuals who can relate to what you are going through.

By having one or more people you are relatively close to in your corner, you stand a better chance of taking the fight to chronic pain.

Listen to their experiences, learning along the way how they were best able to fight the pain that had taken over their lives at one point and time.

For the millions of moms out there dealing with chronic pain on a daily basis, becoming as educated as possible about treatment options is always a good start.

From there, look for the solution that not only has the best chance of working, but is the one you feel most comfortable with.

Given all your responsibilities as a mom, the last thing you want is letting chronic pain get a permanent upper-hand on you.