How to Stop Chronic Pain

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While most people have body pain once in a while (acute), others have it constantly (chronic). But did you know that this pain can come from day-to-day things we do incorrectly without even thinking about it?

Shoulder pain can be caused by:

  • Carrying a heavy item on your shoulder such as a purse or bag.
  • Sleeping on your shoulder.

Neck pain can be caused by:

  • Sleeping on your stomach with your head turned to one side.

Hip pain can be caused by:

  • Sleeping with one leg thrown over the other.
  • A hard bed putting pressure on your hip.
  • Uneven leg length.

Low back pain can be caused by:

  • Uneven leg length.
  • Sleeping on your back without a pillow under your knees.

Hand pain can be caused by:

  • Sleeping incorrectly.

Body pain can also be caused by:

  • Inactivity — sitting on the couch for hours at a time.
  • Sitting on the couch with your legs raised (on an ottoman or on the couch itself) for long periods of time.
  • Sitting in any single position for too long.
  • Lack of stretching.

Solutions for all-over Body Pain:

  • Experiment with sitting styles. ie: cross-legged, knees up, legs up, legs down, etc.
  • Get up often to walk around or move from one position to another. Set a timer on your phone or use the pomodoro method to remind you to get up.
  • Stretch daily.
  • Switch between standing and sitting to work.

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