If you’ve suffered an injury, are recovering after surgery, or live with chronic pain or illness, experiencing pain and working through rehabilitation can be traumatic. Going through treatment can be draining, scary, and challenging, which can negatively affect your mental health. That’s why the team at Family Integrative Medicine focuses on your entire well-being with a patient-centered approach to recovery. We offer treatments that include regenerative medicine, which can help boost your body’s natural healing process, so you can feel stronger and get back to doing the things you love.
When you can no longer do your favorite activities that bring you joy, it is understandable that you may feel sad, frustrated, or isolated. But these and other pessimistic emotions can have a negative impact on your recuperation and intensify the pain you’re feeling.
Whether you’re currently recovering, managing your pain, or relatively healthy, it’s important to prioritize your mental and emotional well-being. Because improving your physical health goes hand-in-hand with your mental health. Here are some ways you can focus on your mental wellness:
- Accept & Acknowledge Your Feelings
If you are in pain and your life has been disrupted, it is normal to feel depressed, frustrated, anxious, or hopeless. This step is perhaps most important because by recognizing and appreciating these feelings, you can make a concerted effort to manage and work through them.
- Control What You Can Control
Accepting your feelings can lead you to adapt to your new normal. Think about what you can do to alleviate your feelings and what is causing them. For instance, if you feel frightened, remove the unknown and educate yourself on your condition and potential treatment options by talking to your doctor.
- Set SMART Goals
SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely. Working with your medical team, set SMART goals to help motivate you and give yourself a clear purpose. And once you achieve a goal, celebrate! That took countless hours of hard physical and mental work; you deserve to blow your horn.
- Focus on NOW
Setting attainable goals will help you focus on the present. We understand you want to immediately get back to the life you enjoyed. Remind yourself that your body is a beautiful, complex miracle actively healing itself at every moment.
- Accept Support & Ask for Help
You are not alone. Look to family members, friends, and colleagues for support and let them know how you are doing and feeling. If you need help, look into local support groups, find a counselor, or even seek a second opinion on your condition.
Family Integrative Medicine is Here to Help
At Family Integrative Medicine, you will find a thorough, compassionate team who will listen to you and take the time to identify the root cause of your underlying symptoms. By boosting your body’s ability to heal itself through regenerative medicine or Responsible Pain Management™ (RPM), we can help you get back to doing the things you love with the people you care about most.
When you make an appointment at one of our four convenient office locations, you will find a knowledgeable medical team that will tailor an effective treatment plan specific to your conditions and health goals. You can count on our staff to take the time to get to know you and answer your questions to improve both your physical and mental wellness.
Schedule your consultation today!