One of the main concerns for many people as they age is the issue of dealing with chronic pain. As many different kinds of physical conditions often set in with age, it can be difficult for you to deal with chronic pain. At Conservatory At Keller Town Center, we provide insights on how you deal with chronic pain. Our team is also here to render any form of assistance and with a wide range of amenities, you can be assured that you will have a conducive environment and know how to deal with chronic pain.
Slow Down Medication Intake
It is common to be prescribed medication to help the elderly to deal with chronic pain. However, many doctors are trying to avoid habitual prescriptions of some kinds of medication, such as opioids. This is because some of these pain relievers may be addictive and pose a potential health threat while aggravating the pain. However, some people may be susceptible to using a larger dose to compensate for a lower medication frequency. This can end up being harmful in the long run. Hence, one of the ways you can deal with chronic pain is to slow down on the medication and take it only upon the doctor’s advice. Start with a low dosage and then slowly assess the effects of the medication.
Try Massage Sessions for a Change
If attempting to use medication to deal with chronic pain is futile, why not try massage sessions for a change? The human touch is amazing when it comes to dealing with pain. Some chronic pain areas, like the back, shoulder, or neck can be alleviated with massage. However, it is essential to check with a doctor if these massage sessions are safe to try out.
Engage in Physical Activity
When you are suffering from chronic pain, it can be tempting to remove all kinds of physical exercises away from your daily routine. However, physical activities have many benefits in helping you deal with chronic pain. It’s a good way to keep joints and muscles healthy and strong as exercise can help your body release endorphins, which are essential for pain relief.
Using Heat/Ice Packs
Lastly, one of the ways to help deal with chronic pain is to use heat or ice packs. This can help to lower inflammation in strained muscles. Try using heat/ice packs and then massaging the painful areas!
Lead an Active Life at Conservatory At Keller Town Center
At Conservatory At Keller Town Center, residents can spend each day with exciting events and activities. We also offer movie nights and educational lectures, as well as religious services. In addition, our activities calendar changes each month, giving residents something exciting to do each day.
In addition to our exceptional activities, residents can stay active and healthy with the help of the Dimensions Health and Fitness program. With this program’s help, residents can enjoy comprehensive wellness services for all ages and skill levels.
To learn more about living in Conservatory At Keller Town Center, contact us and see what we have to offer you!