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Can I do exercises for chronic pain?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

People with pain who can exercise at an appropriate level, without signifcantly increasing pain, will with time have a decrement in pain, and will also stay healthier and maintain weight than someone who does not.
Exercise is also a distraction and directs your mind away from your pain.

In brief: Yes.

People with pain who can exercise at an appropriate level, without signifcantly increasing pain, will with time have a decrement in pain, and will also stay healthier and maintain weight than someone who does not.
Exercise is also a distraction and directs your mind away from your pain.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Joseph De santi
Family Medicine
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In brief: Rationalize Exercise

Absolutely! depending upon your specific pain problem you can find a regime of exercise that will not only help alleviate your pain, but stimulate healing, improve mental attitude, distract you from your pain and enhance your daily functioning.
Consulting with a physical therapist, your physician and even a personal trainer would be a good idea. As we all know chronic pain doesn't have to rule.

In brief: Rationalize Exercise

Absolutely! depending upon your specific pain problem you can find a regime of exercise that will not only help alleviate your pain, but stimulate healing, improve mental attitude, distract you from your pain and enhance your daily functioning.
Consulting with a physical therapist, your physician and even a personal trainer would be a good idea. As we all know chronic pain doesn't have to rule.
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