How To Get Through Your Work Day When You Have Chronic Pain

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It’s hard for me to remember a time when I wasn’t in daily pain. I often joke that I’m in the body of someone double my age but, in reality, my situation is really not funny. Soon after I turned 30, I started to experience chronic joint and muscle pain. Sometimes the arthritic pain is just a dull ache I push through while I work. Other times I suffer from a throbbing pain that affects my movement as I go about my daily activities. I’ve even had a short period of time where the inflammation in my body was so bad that I said I’d rather go through childbirth again than deal with the debilitating pain I was suffering from.

I try not to let my pain keep me from living my life. During the past few years I have managed to work full-time from home while raising two very active and busy boys. I’ve had to learn to work through the pain, and I’ve done so, but wouldn’t it be great if there was something to help you overcome that pain?

There is! I recently learned about Curamin® Stop Pain Now, a dietary supplement that provides award winning pain relief. The key to Curamin® is that it doesn’t just mask occasional pain, it gets to the source and stops it.

Curamin® is available at fine health food stores (check the store locator to find a retailer near you). I found mine at Health Nutz in Mokena, IL. Surprisingly, as I walked into the store I overheard the owner talking with a customer about it. When I mentioned that’s what I was there for as well the customer raved about it saying it worked so well for her which was encouraging to me.

There were a variety of Curamin® products on the shelf but I chose to get the Curamin® Extra Strength 60 count. The owner told me more about the product as she rang it up and she also gave me some informational sheets and a magazine.

What I like about Curamin® is that it’s a safe choice for pain relief and it’s effective while being non-addictive. It’s herbal formula is different from over-the-counter pain meds and prescription drugs that can sometimes have negative side effects. This is important to me because I’ve used other medicines before to manage my pain and, while they worked, they had side effects I didn’t like, such as weight gain and not being able to drive while taking them.

Other than using this Curamin® product to help with pain relief, here are some other things I do to deal with my chronic pain and get through my work day:

On the really bad pain days, decide what’s most important and get that done first. There are days where the pain is going to be so bad that you aren’t going to be able to get much done and that is okay. Make a to-do list and mark the three biggest priorities. Get those done first and then work on the rest of the list. If you only get a few things done at least you’ve gotten the most important items crossed off your list.

Every hour stop working and walk around for a couple minutes to reduce stiffness. When I get working I tend to do so without stopping but I’ve noticed that if I sit in one position for too long my muscles get really sore. To reduce this soreness it helps me to walk around a bit every hour or two. Take a lap around your office, walk to the bathroom, or walk around your home.

Drink more water. I learned recently that dehydration can make muscle soreness worse so I’ve been trying to drink more water. If you have a hard time drinking as much water as you should be drinking you can try flavoring it with some fresh fruit. That’s my favorite way to drink it!

Do some gentle stretching. Stretching increases blood flow to the muscles to relieve stiffness. I do some simple stretches while I’m working if I feel muscles starting to tense up.

Give yourself permission to take a break when you need one. Living with chronic pain is difficult so give yourself permission to take breaks. Enjoy a leisurely lunch, head outside for a little fresh air and take a walk, or just sit quietly and meditate.

How do you get through your work day with chronic pain? I’d love to hear your tips!

 

Comments

  1. Melanie says:

    I have been suffering from eye fatigue lately, and I think that all of your tips can apply to that, as well! It is good to hear that this product was so well received by even those at the store where you were shopping. #client

  2. robin rue says:

    This must be incredibly hard. Thanks for the tips – they will surely help a lot of people.

  3. Melissa says:

    I wish I had known about this for my mother who had terrible pain everyday. Luckily I don’t need this.

  4. Meagan says:

    I’ve never heard of Curiman! Sounds like it helps a lot with pain!

  5. TColeman says:

    I had no idea about the Curamin being able to help! I definitely need to look into this.

  6. I have never heard of this product before. I need to tell my husband about it who has cobstant pain in his thumb.

  7. Jennifer says:

    I can’t imagine living with chronic pain. This sounds like a great product to help those who suffer.

  8. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    I really need to give this a try. I have unexplained chronic pain.

  9. I have never heard of this stuff. I will share it with my sister who is in a lot of pain.

  10. That looks like great stuff. I love that it’s all natural. I’ll have to give this a try.

  11. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I suffer from chronic back pain. I am excited to try Curamin. I have been looking for a more natural way to go.

  12. Randa says:

    These are really great tips. It can be so hard to always be in pain. I need to look into this product and see if it works for me.

  13. Crystal says:

    Prioritizing is a great idea. There’s so much to do every day, and no one has time for pain. But getting to the most important things can remove unnecessary stress.

  14. Tara says:

    As I get older the aches and pains seem to get worse. I haven’t tried Curamin before. I’ll have to see if it’s available in Canada.

  15. Dawn Lopez says:

    It must be so hard to work with pain all the time distracting you. I think Curamin could be a great solution. I’m glad it worked for you!

  16. Lena B says:

    Oh, the things that come with age – yes, it could be more fun!

  17. Patty says:

    I’m glad you have found something that can help you with your pain issues. It’s no fun to hurt – I know that.

  18. Great tips! Curamin sounds like a great pain reliever. It would great to keep it handy. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Jonna says:

    These are great ideas. I have struggled with on and off back pain, and these are some great tips. Thanks for sharing!

  20. This must be sooooo hard. Thanks for all the tips – they will sure help a lot of people.

  21. brianne says:

    Wow i’ve got to try this. I am always having back pain.

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