For many, chronic pain doesn’t just take an unpleasant toll on their bodies; it prevents them from functioning well in day-to-day life. For some of these people, consistent social interaction just isn’t a realistic option. Fortunately, new research indicates that blogging may help sufferers decrease feelings of isolation and attain valuable support from people in similar circumstances.
A study out of the Tufts University School of Medicine recently found that act of blogging may work to improve the quality of life for those who suffer from chronic pain. In conducting their study, researchers questioned 230 subjects who maintained blogs detailing how chronic pain affected their lives. Ultimately, subjects reported that this activity made them happier by allowing them to interact socially with readers, express feelings and connect with other sufferers.
Researchers think that blogging may help people who suffer from chronic pain feel less like victims, while also providing them with much-needed support from people in like situations.
What About TMJ Pain?
Temporomandibular joint disorder can drastically affect a person’s quality of life by bringing on its own brand of trying symptoms, such as chronic ear, neck, back and jaw pain. Although blogging could offer an outlet to people who suffer from TMJ disorder; it’s not going to be as helpful as a reliable TMJ treatment.
When patients receive a quality TMJ remedy that relieves pain by correcting a misaligned bite, they recapture the full life they once had instead of having to simply give up and accept their condition. Don’t just throw your hands up and accept your TMJ pain as if it were handed down by fate; contact Dr. Berry or call the TMJ Therapy & Sleep Center of Colorado at (303) 691-0267 to find out how a simple bite splint could change your life.
Related article: http://www.jmir.org/2012/5/e143/