Vacationing With Chronic Pain – Part 1

Chronic pain has a way of isolating a person. It prevents you from participating in activities with others, and after a while, it can seem easier to just be alone. This doesn’t have to be the case! Firstly,we are here. All the pain management experts at the Spine Institute of North America know what it takes to bring relief and get you moving again. Secondly, there are many things you can do to make a vacation possible and pleasant. Read on to learn about them!

Don’t Make Your Packing List at the Last Minute

Make your list several weeks before the vacation. This will give you time to gather items without rushing and feeling stressed. We recommend you make two lists – one of everything you can pack early, and one with the items you need to keep out until the last minute. Feeling organized and calm goes a long way towards reducing pain!

Be Smart About Your Destination

When you’re dreaming about destinations, choose one that can accommodate your physical limitations. If you can’t stand heat, don’t visit Florida in July or August. This rule also applies to planned activities. For instance, if you can’t do stairs, avoid tours of historic locations with long staircases.

Chronic pain doesn’t have to keep you from living the life you want. By being deliberate and smart about what you do, you can live life to the fullest. We are here to help! Learn more about our pain management services in New Jersey today!

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