Chronic pain is a serious condition, and the idea of living with it consistently can seem unbearable. Unfortunately, it’s the situation many Americans find themselves in. Whether your pain comes from fibromyalgia, an inflammatory disease, nerve damage, an injury, or some other issue, learning to live with the problem is actually part of its solution.
This is only part of the equation, of course. You should also know what you can do to minimize and treat chronic pain. At our Klarity Clinic locations, we have a real solution that has helped many people gain control over their chronic pain: ketamine and NAD+ treatment.
What it means to live with chronic pain
Many people don’t understand what it actually means to live with chronic pain, to accept it as a part of life. Practical Patient Management has published articles about individuals who have this type of illness and how they manage to live full lives nonetheless.
Living with chronic pain is in some ways like living with a disability. It becomes a part of your day-to-day life, affects you in ways other people can’t know unless they have experienced it, and makes you stronger in many ways as well. Living with chronic pain doesn’t mean trying to deny it or subdue it.
Instead, it means understanding that it is an experience you share with many other people and that you will often need to consider your situation in caring for yourself in the best way possible.
Managing chronic pain
Living with chronic pain means finding the tricks and techniques that allow you to manage it. Naturally, you want to choose those that work best for you. It’s lucky that there are so many options associated with managing chronic pain. You can
- Practice deep breathing exercises
- Exercise, which boosts your endorphin levels
- Join a support group for people with chronic pain
- Avoid substances like alcohol and cigarettes, which can worsen your pain
- Keep a journal about your pain levels, allowing you to track them
- Eat healthily
- Practice stress reduction
There are also many treatments available for chronic pain, including medications, surgeries, behavioral and physical therapies, and even alternative options like chiropractic and acupuncture.
When other methods fail …
At Klarity Clinic, we often see patients for whom other methods of chronic pain management and treatment have failed. There is an alternative, however, that is specifically designed for those who don’t find relief from the usual options (British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology). It’s a combination of the analgesic ketamine and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+).
Used separately or together, these techniques offer a chance to fight chronic pain on a cellular level, which can be extremely helpful to you if your pain resists the typical treatments.
Contact Klarity Clinic today
Dr. Liang, and the rest of our staff at Klarity Clinic are happy to discuss this option with you, especially if you’ve been living with chronic pain for years and found little to no relief with other methods.
Contact us by phone or here through our website at one of our four locations in Las Vegas; Fairfield, California; Golden, Colorado; or Cincinnati to ask questions or to set up an appointment. After all, living with chronic pain doesn’t have to mean suffering from it.