Dealing with chronic pain? Discover how to get moving safely

If you’ve touched a hot stove, you know: Pain is a necessary part of your how your body works. But when pain lasts longer than three months, you may have what we call chronic pain.

With chronic pain, even regular activities can cause pain that makes it hard to get through the day. Researchers still aren’t sure why chronic pain happens to some people. But they think it might be related to having an extra-sensitive nervous system that’s always on high alert.

Fortunately, chronic pain can be managed – and exercise is a great way to get started.

In this episode of For Health’s Sake, physical therapist Jessica Stoner discusses how to exercise with chronic pain. She also shares her secrets for building an exercise routine that you’ll actually stick with.

Over time, regular exercise can help relax lingering aches, soothe tender nerves and reduce soreness. Listen in to get the scoop on:

  • What exactly chronic pain is
  • How exercise can help with chronic pain
  • Some easy tips to get going