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Holistic Pain Management for Medicare Beneficiaries

Posted by Melissa Hanes
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Holistic Pain Management for Medicare Beneficiaries

As we get older, chronic pain from various health conditions or old, inflamed injuries often becomes a prevalent concern. While medications play a vital role in pain management, holistic approaches that extend beyond pharmaceutical interventions can offer you a more comprehensive and sustainable solution.

Physical Interventions. Physical activities tailored to individual abilities can significantly contribute to pain management. Gentle exercises such as yoga, tai chi, and aquatic therapy enhance flexibility, strength, and overall physical well-being. These activities not only alleviate pain but also promote a sense of empowerment.

Mind-Body Techniques. Mindfulness meditation, deep-breathing exercises, and guided imagery are powerful mind-body techniques that can reduce pain perception. These practices foster relaxation, mitigate stress, and enhance mental resilience, creating a positive impact on overall pain management.

Acupuncture. Acupuncture, an ancient Chinese practice, involves the insertion of thin needles into specific points on the body to alleviate pain.

Massage Therapy. Massage therapy can soothe muscle tension and improve circulation, relieving various types of pain.

Nutritional Support. Adopting an anti-inflammatory diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids can play a role in managing pain associated with conditions like arthritis. Proper nutrition contributes to overall well-being and may reduce inflammation contributing to pain.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Cognitive-behavioral therapy addresses the mental and emotional aspects of pain. You might benefit from learning coping mechanisms, changing negative thought patterns, and developing strategies to better manage pain-related stress.

This holistic perspective not only addresses the symptoms but also fosters a comprehensive sense of health and vitality, empowering you to navigate your golden years with greater comfort and resilience. Remember to check with your Medicare plan’s administrator about potential coverage of these services.

Melissa Hanes //

I was born in Oklahoma and raised in Neosho, MO. My husband (Derek) and I have 6 children and 6 sweet grandchildren who we adore. It wasn’t until 2009 when I moved back to Oklahoma that I started my insurance career and developed a passion for educating seniors on their rights and options regarding Medicare. Over the last decade I’ve been helping this under served population by empowering them to make the best insurance decisions for their individual healthcare needs.

In 2019 I resigned my position as Sales Manager for one of the nation’s largest Medicare insurance carriers to join the amazing team at OKMedicareHelp. I provided support, training and mentorship to hundreds of independent insurance agents around the state of Oklahoma and gave them the tools they needed to make the right impact for Medicare beneficiaries. The experience I gained in my previous role gave me a unique look at how to help navigate the complexities of Medicare for both Medicare beneficiaries and agents alike.

I pride myself on operating with the highest integrity and having a heart to serve our local senior community. I would be honored to help you navigate the complexities of Medicare and be of service for all your insurance needs.

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