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Top 10 Tools for Managing Chronic Pain - Louisiana Pain Specialists

The Toolbox Strategy If you’ve seen my previous articles, I’m committed to people living with chronic pain to develop a toolbox strategy for coping. The toolbox strategy is really simple: If you have a range of different ways to cope with…
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Making Friends With Your Pain

(This is a strategy to challenge dysfunctional thinking and hopefully develop a more open relationship with your pain. Learning ways to relax your body with deep breathing or other skills is only one part of the overall strategy. Another powerful…
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Considering the Mind

The concept of “mindfulness” has and aggravating chronic pain. The last thing you want recently become popular, yet it is often misunderstood, particularly when applied to individuals living with chronic pain. Mindfulness is the process…
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Deep Breathing

When pre-historic humans were in danger of attack, their muscles tensed and their breathing became rapid and shallow as they prepared to fight or flee. This high level of tension was and is helpful in preparing for optimal performance. Today,…