Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

One frustrating aspect of chronic pain is that it can have a major impact on your daily life. When pain strikes, you may have trouble sleeping, exercising or performing physical tasks.

Anxiety and stress may worsen chronic pain. Effective stress management techniques not only help reduce your stress levels but also may help ease stress-triggered pain. Use or learn strategies for managing stress, such as:

  • Practicing meditation
  • Using simple deep breathing
  • Increasing physical activity and exercise
  • Getting enough sleep
May 18, 2013