(HealthDay News) -- If you have frequent pain, taking control of your condition and living a healthier lifestyle can help you cope.
The Cleveland Clinic offers this advice:
Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and concerns.
Research your condition and learn as much as possible about managing it.
Give yourself time each day to relax. Practice stress management techniques, such as deep breathing.
Set goals that you are able to reach, don't push yourself too hard and encourage yourself to do better.
Cut down on alcohol, and stop smoking.
Join a support group for those with chronic pain.