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Aches and pains in the body can often lead to a feeling of fatigue. This is because when you are in pain, your body is working hard to fight the inflammation, and that takes energy away from other tasks, such as moving about and being alert. If you are experiencing back or neck pain, for example, it can be difficult to stay focused and productive at work. Similarly, if you are a parent with little ones running around all day, the last thing you want is for your body to be in pain constantly sap your energy. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to help reduce pain and inflammation, which in turn should help improve your energy level.

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What are pain and inflammation?

Pain is a harmful and unpleasant feeling that can range from mild aches to intense agony. It occurs when there’s tissue damage or inflammation, which are both caused by things such as injury. On the other hand, inflammation is an important bodily response that helps clean up the site of injury and start healing. This process can be painful, but it’s always worth knowing about because inflammation will occur in any tissue where there was damage or stress applied to them.

Cause of fatigue during pain and inflammation

Tiredness is a very common feeling that many people experience. It can be brought on by lack of sleep, stress or pain, and inflammation among other things which will affect your mood as well making it difficult to think sometimes resulting in being unproductive at work, etc… You may also feel irritable with low energy levels

There are a few possible reasons why you might feel fatigued when you’re in pain and experiencing inflammation. One is that the body is working hard to fight the inflammation, and that takes energy away from other tasks, such as moving about and being alert. Additionally, pain can cause stress, which also takes energy away from the body. Finally, if you are in pain constantly, it can be exhausting and lead to feelings of fatigue.

Ways to reduce pain and inflammation

There are a few things you can do to help reduce pain and inflammation, which in turn should help improve your energy level. First, be sure to get enough rest. When you’re tired, your body is more likely to experience pain. Additionally, make sure to exercise regularly. Exercise helps to reduce inflammation and can also help improve your mood. Finally, try to eat a healthy diet. Foods that are high in antioxidants can help reduce inflammation.

Other than the methods mentioned above, pain and inflammation can also be reduced through physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medication. Here are the most common analgesics. Note that not all of these can be bought over-the-counter and are used for more severe pain and with the prescription of a doctor.

  1. Paracetamol is recommended as the first medicine to relieve short-term pain.
  2. Aspirin is usually recommended for short-term relief of fever and mild-to-moderate pain
  3. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen, relieve pain and reduce redness and swelling.
  4. Local anesthetics such as drops, sprays, creams are when nerves can be easily reached. 
  5. Opioid medicines, such as codeine, morphine and oxycodone which are prescription medicines, are reserved for severe or cancer pain.
  6. Some antidepressants and anti-epilepsy medicines, also another prescription medicine, is used specifically for nerve pain.  
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Benefits of reducing pain and inflammation in your body

There are many reasons to reduce pain and inflammation in your body. Reducing pain and inflammation makes you improve your productivity at work and it would lessen the risk of injury. Emotionally, you’ll feel more confident with yourself by feeling better about your appearance.

Side effects of pain and inflammation medicine

Natural pain killers that are found in food do not have any side effects. Although there are a few potential side effects of analgesics, which are medications used to reduce pain. These include stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, allergic reactions, and even drug addiction. Additionally, overuse of analgesics can lead to liver and kidney damage. It’s important to take only the recommended dose of medication and not to exceed it. If you experience any adverse effects, be sure to speak with your doctor. 

To decrease the risk of these side effects, keep in mind the following precautions

  • When purchasing over-the-counter pain medicines, talk to a pharmacist about any prescriptions you’re on and any complementary treatments you use so they can assist you in selecting a pain medication that is suitable for you.
  • If you’re pregnant, do not self-medicate with pain medication.
  • Older people are more prone to side effects.
  • It’s simple to overdose by mistake so don’t take more than one over-the-counter medicine at a time without consulting your doctor or pharmacist. For example, many medicines marketed as cold and flu treatments contain paracetamol, so it’s important not to take another medicine that has the same component.
  • Don’t use pain medication for temporary relief all the time. Consult your doctor or physical therapist to address the root cause of the pain and inflammation.

You need to find the root cause of why you’re tired. For example, if the pain is causing fatigue, the first step may be to see a doctor or a physical therapist who can help treat the root cause of your pain. You may also want to consider an alternative like Chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic treatment can help reduce pain, and it is also effective at reducing fatigue. Additionally, this can reduce stress and help improve your mood. Finally, you may be interested in trying some supplements for fatigue. These dietary supplements help increase energy levels and provide antioxidants and other minerals and vitamins that are helpful for your body or you could add foods that are rich in antioxidants to your diet. We can help you deal with pain and inflammation by creating an individualized plan for you that includes some of the helpful tips you can do at home. Want to see how? Give our team a call at (330) 721-6504 or fill out the form on our contact page. We at Advanced Spine Joint and Wellness in Medina are looking forward to hearing from you soon!