In Your Own Hands – Lifestyle Choices Influence Pain Sensitivity

Hand Of  Woman Meditating In A Yoga Pose On BeachEvery Monday, my blog post “In Your Own Hands” is where I’ll be featuring articles I find interesting or that I think are a good resource to help you take charge of your health. What articles have you read recently that caught your attention? Leave a comment and let me know.

Lifestyle Choices Influence Pain Sensitivity: How Your Environment May be Impacting Your Tolerance For Pain
Initially, pain sensitivity is regulated by genes. However, environmental factors can alter tolerance later in life.

Why Does Pain Make Us Irritable? Injured Squid, Sea Bass Can Tell Us
Pain causes our senses to be more alert; this is a survival mechanism. Hypersensitivity to surrounding stimuli makes us irritable.

Is Lasting Change Possible? Lessons from the Hedonic Adaptation Prevention Model
Emotional life events can cause a change in well-being. This study considers, among other things, the psychology behind adapting to negative health events.

Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement Ameliorates the Impact of Pain on Self-Reported Psychological and Physical Function Among Opioid-Using Chronic Pain Patients
Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE) is a behavioral approach to managing pain. In this study, MORE treats the psychologically debilitating effects of pain.

Post-Op Pain Treatment Satisfaction May Really Be About Patients Believing They’re On The Mend
Patients who are involved in their own pain treatment are more satisfied during recovery.

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