Focusing on overall improvement in one’s lifestyle can often significantly reduce a patient’s chronic pain.
Lifestyle can include nutrition, activity, introspection, exploration, socialization and generally growing as a person to find what is most important to you.
This pathway to self-actualization is perhaps one of the most critical aspects of your treatment.
So, don’t be too surprised if Dr. Martinez talks with you about topics not strictly related to medicine or encourages you to explore alternative paths to wellbeing.
Sometimes, examining your habits can shed light on areas of potential areas of improvement, which will help reduce your pain.