Health Tip: Coping With Chronic Pain

(HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain can interfere with daily life, making it difficult to assume daily responsibilities.

The Cleveland Clinic offers these suggestions to help manage chronic pain:

  • Be an educated patient. Learn about your condition and speak with your doctor about your concerns.
  • Each day, schedule time for exercise, rest and relaxation.
  • When you're having a good day, remember not to overdo it. Make sure your goals are realistic.
  • Think positively.
  • Join a support group for people with chronic pain.
  • Quit smoking and avoid alcohol, which can affect sleep.