Travel Tips For Patients Suffering From Chronic Pain

"The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life!" Traveling is one of the best ways one can treat self and celebrate life to fullest. Season breaks, vacations or business tours; each human life keeps on his step forward for moving in his personal and professional life from one place to other for something better and in doing so, he would surely love to enjoy his travel in the best possible way. However for patients who suffer from chronic pain or any painful illness does have one common thing to worry about while traveling and that is obviously his pain. Because as for a person at his final stage of life it is the death that becomes a nightmare, for chronic pain patients it is the adverse pain that horrifies them every now and then." So, it is an obvious fact that patients suffering from chronic pain do usually look for the most essential travel tips while planning a tour or traveling distant places.

Travel Tips For Patients Suffering From Chronic Pain

If you are one of those patients struggling with the chronic pain illness, then this is definitely going to be an essential article which would let you know about some of the most crucial travel tips for reducing your pain while traveling. So, go through the current write-up and get to know how to safeguard self from severe conditions of your pain while traveling.

An Introductory Note To Chronic Pain:

Chronic pain is actually a kind of complex state in human beings which affects almost 42 million to 50 million Americans. The American Academy of Pain Medicine has studied and explained that even the most effective treatments and the best painkiller drugs have been possible to assist only about 58% of the patients suffering from chronic pain.

Chronic pain is a condition where the person suffering may have to sustain the painful health condition for several months and even longer and may find difficulty surviving life to its normal way. Arthritis, Lower Back Pain, Fibromyalgia, Multiple sclerosis, Migraine, Shingles, Nerve damage etc are some of the conditions that gets chronic pain in a person. Though there are treatments available for treating or reducing chronic pain caused due to each of these mentioned conditions, there are pretty less chance that would help one resolve the chronic pain. Mostly physicians address specific pain treatments for such patients including painkilling prescribed drugs, physiotherapy, etc.

Essential Travel Tips For Patients With Chronic Pain:

Though there are some possible pain treatment for chronic pain, yet it is essential to keep yourself safe from getting severe encounters from the pain every time you travel distances. There are some necessary travel tips for patients suffering from chronic pain which would help them have an effective pain management while traveling from one place to another. Because, "To travel is to live and it is good to live with pain but not let the pain ruin your life!" Here below are some of the essential travel tips for proper pain management while traveling with chronic pain.

  • Things to carry while traveling:"Because if you own your pain, you also own your body! And it is necessary to take all the essentials that help your body comfort naturally while easing the pain. Look below for some of the essential things you need to carry with you while traveling which would help you reduce the pain and comfort yourself.
    1. Painkillers, Prescribed Supplements And Essential Medications: It is necessary for you while traveling, to keep stock of all your prescribed medicines, painkillers and supplements prescribed by your physician. Keep a note to have additional stocks of your drugs and painkillers which might be beneficial in case your tour or travel plan stretches few more days as planned.
    2. Foam pad and Comfortable Pillow: "sleep is the best dose that prepare you for a better tomorrow in your travel!" You must keep all attention to have a comfortable sleep while traveling. It is essential for you to carry a foam pad and also your very comfortable pillow that you are habituated with and which eases reducing your pain.
    3. Comfortable Shoes: "one can wander the world with the right pair of shoes!" It is to be kept in mind to carry your comfortable shoes along with you while you are traveling distances and keep your feet comfortable and eradicate unnecessary pain in body.
  • Effective plans to implement for a better pain management while traveling with chronic pain:"Planning is the most essential element for a hassle free travel." It is pretty important to keep your things well planned while you are going for a distant travel. Check below for the list of some of the crucial steps you can take for an effective pain management while your travel.
    1. Think About Your Transportation Pretty Wisely: Choose comfortable means of transportation that would help you relax and comfort in a better way while traveling. In case you find flight as a better option for your travel than train, then go for it. Apart from this, you must keep proper note on the road transport you need to hire to travel to the nearby places in your tour. Look for excellent car rentals that would help you have comfortable means of transportation in your touring and sightseeing and keep your pain managed while the hectic traveling hours.
    2. Keep Direct Touch With The Hotel You Want To Stay: It is important to have a straight and natural communication via phone or emails with the hotel you want to reserve for self while on your touring and traveling span. You get to know about all the essential facilities available with the hotel, including the rooms, refreshment; dine along with the first aid facilities and better hospitality for a better care of yours in case painful conditions arise.
    3. Prioritize Your Sightseeing Much Ahead Of Your Travel: make sure you have made proper planning about what all you visit in the tour or what all sights you want to view, what all activities you want to do including shopping, amusement, adventure and other fun activities. List all of them in an order of priority so that you can cut off the things of least importance, once you get the hold of your chronic pain while traveling or touring.
  • Self Care and Self Help Tips While Traveling:"Pain gets reduced when you start loving your body!" Look below for the essential travel tips that a patient with chronic pain must care about by self and learn to help self and enjoy life while traveling.
    1. Have Essential Rest: As the saying goes, "Rome was not built in a day!" It is not advised to be in a hurry and plan huge in a single day. Make sure you are having enough of rest and easing your body to fight fine with the pain while traveling. Do not go for all the planned sightseeing in one single day.
    2. Carry All Essential Things To Comfort Yourself: As mentioned above, it is necessary for a patient with chronic pain illness to carry all the essentials which would help him be in comfort while traveling.
    3. Stretches Are Essential: Do your stretches often. In case you are traveling long, make sure you stretch your legs, arms and body for at least 10 minutes in every two hour and relax yourself. Do not forget to do your stretches even in your touring days and follow the stretches every morning and night to keep safe from much of chronic pain issues.
  • Look For A Group Travel: "It is good to explore the unknown. But it is better to explore them with the known!" How about planning a tour or travel with some of your known people and have a real travel in life? If you are suffering from chronic pain, it is better to carry your family, relatives or friends along with you for better assistance. Also keep in mind to let them know about your pain and be with an open agreement with them far before traveling that in case you need to stop or take rest anywhere to ease your body from pain, then you may stay behind for the rest and other may continue the trip as planned.

Because Traveling Is Life And You Must Follow It!:

"All that glitters is not gold and all who wander are not lost!" It is very true that life is not about a comfort bed, but again it is not about killing life with pain. Everyone who is suffering from chronic pain must have a dare to live life with fun and new experiences. And Travel does the best in recreating self. So, if you are one of those patients with chronic pain, then just follow one simple saying of life and start your travel for a better reason to live!

Final Saying, "All glory begins from daring to begin!"

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: July 7, 2016

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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