Many people experience chronic pain at some point in their lives. Chronic pain is when you feel pain that lasts for months or even years. There are many veterans who suffer with this after having injuries in service, however people from all walks of life and experiences can be affected by it too. All it can take is an accident, injury or trauma. Under normal circumstances the body will heal quickly for for some they are left dealing with seemingly unsolveable chronic pain.
When experiencing chronic pain a person may feel hopeless, down, irritable, and they can be more prone to stress because of how they are restricted in performing their daily routines and activities. Thinking that they’ll be stuck with it and have to deal with this for the rest of their lives, it can sometimes also to depression.
An article from Digital Journal said that, “Veterans of the armed forces may benefit from practicing meditation.” It was mentioned on this article that “Participants experienced a twenty percent reduction in the experience of pain.”
Can practicing meditation allow a person to deal better with pain and increase their coping skills? Find out by reading this article:
The study reported that participants experienced a twenty percent reduction in the experience of pain. Pain interference, or how pain impedes daily activities, sleep patterns or moods, was also found to be reduced. Researchers measured these reductions across several commonly used parameters to detect pain intensity and interference.