Impact Of Mental Health On Chronic Pain Recovery.

Ever wondered how much power your mind has?

Let me tell you this, Your mind has the power to completely change your life, it can actually bring you back to life from a death-like situation. 

Don’t believe us? 

Here’s a story of one of our patients who suffered through a major injury:

In October 2019, a helicopter crashed in Eastern Oregon, killing a man and injuring his daughter (Jordan Valentine). Now, after fracturing her spine and losing control of the muscles in her legs because of nerve damage. Now because of her strong will and mindset and with the help of NewGait she can walk again.

You can have a strong mindset and willpower as Jordan only if you have a healthy mind. 

We talk about mental health on a daily basis but do you really know what mental health actually means? Does having a strong mindset and solid willpower refer to having good mental health?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease.

In simple words mental health is nothing but how we think, perceive things. It indicates how we handle stress whenever we face difficult situations and how we make choices. Mental health is vital at every stage of life, no matter if you are suffering from any disease or not.

Why is Good Mental Health Important in Healing Physically?

This is the most crucial question, and you need to be sure about the answer to this question. If you want to recover fully from an illness, you need to maintain a harmonious balance between your mind, body, and spirit. It is because every aspect of physical being is inter-connected, and all parts need to be healthy.

You must have heard about the harmful effects of addiction to certain drugs on a person’s body. These drugs have a detrimental impact on your brain, and when your brain is not in a good condition, your whole body suffers. 

 The same is true when we talk about depression, anxiety, or stress. These conditions also have a terrible influence on your mental health, and that’s why they interrupt your body’s healing capacity. Not only is your physical healing affected; it also affects your thinking and behaviors.

Benefits of Good Mental Health

Having good mental health not only improves your body’s healing capacity but also has several other benefits as well.

If you have optimum mental health, it allows you to:

  • Realize your body’s potential and do wonders.
  • Cope with the stresses of your life
  • Work productively and efficiently.
  • Make a powerful contribution to your society.
  • Boost your self-confidence and self-esteem

Tips For Maintaining A Good Mental Health

All of us suffer from mental health issues, and the chances of these problems are increased when one is suffering from a particular disease or diseases. That’s why we need to be well aware of some important tips that can prove beneficial.

Here are a few essential tips for you.

  • Don’t ignore your social life. Get connected with others and maintain a social circle of people you enjoy talking to.
  • Stay positive when you are having a bad time. It isn’t easy, but you need to train your mind.
  • Get physically active and incorporate exercises into your daily routine based on your health condition.
  • Maintain a good hydration status as lack of water can cause several problems affecting your mental health.
  • Get regular and enough sleep. It keeps your brain healthy.

If it is getting hard for you to manage your stress and anxiety, you should ask for professional help as this is very much important.

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