8 Tips on how to treat Pain

Two new studies published in the US in June 2020 have linked 𝗼𝗯𝗲𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 with the prescription of 𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝘂𝘀𝗲. Essentially these studies have shown that overweight individuals are more likely to experience chronic pain and therefore more prone to long-term opioid usage.


The causative factors for obesity are a multifactorial manifestation of our environment and living conditions and in lesser extent a direct choice. Therefore, it is important for physicians to understand the challenges of each individual which may have led to this. The consultation should focus around whether the patient has a history of anxiety, depression or substance use such as smoking. Treating chronic pain can be challenging at times but most importantly education, 𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 and nutrition must be considered as well and not only on treating symptoms such as pain.


𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗶𝗽𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗵𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀:

𝟭 – Physical exercise

𝟮 – Physiotherapy

𝟯 – Massage

𝟰 – Mindfulness

𝟱 – Yoga

𝟲 – Acupuncture

𝟳 – Cold and heat

𝟴 – Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)


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