January 31, 2017
Whether it’s from a chronic condition like arthritis or a more acute injury, living with pain is, well, painful. It keeps us from the people and activities we love, and makes even simple tasks difficult to do. It can contribute to mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety, and the physical limitations it places on us can lead to unintended weight gain and other health issues.
Many people opt to take over-the-counter or prescribed medication for pain relief because it’s a quick fix; unfortunately though, it’s only temporarily effective, and in the worst cases, can be addictive. (more…)