10 helpful positive affirmations for chronic pain management

Chronic pain symptoms can be so hard to live with.

I know that because I dealt with debilitating sciatica for a long time. Luckily I am well now thanks to my doctor’s (and my!) persistence. But I know how hard it can be.

Do you live with chronic pain? Are you desperate for relief?

If so, you are not alone. According to the CDC, “In 2016, an estimated 20.4% of U.S. adults had chronic pain and 8.0% of U.S. adults had high-impact chronic pain.” So 1 in 5 adults live with pain in the United States!

Keep reading to find out an unconventional way to deal with chronic pain. (On Diffusing the Tension, I am all about a mix of conventional and unconventional solutions!) Thanks to Niomi for sharing her wisdom.

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What is chronic pain?

Pain which persists for over six months is referred to as chronic pain. As many know, it takes a mental, physical, emotional, and energetic toll on the person suffering. 

Where the mind goes, energy flows. To clarify, if the intention is an expectation of pain, that type of energy will unfortunately follow.

Many people suffering from chronic pain describe or talk about their pain in a way that increases the stress response mechanism in their body. They talk about it a lot. Also, they think about it a lot.

This constant thinking, talking and focusing on the present pain or expected pain exacerbates this painful experience. Moreover, the fear of the pain creates more pain and a vicious cycle continues. 

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10 helpful positive affirmations for chronic pain management

It can be very difficult to see a person experience chronic pain. As one can imagine, it is challenging to know how best to support those that we love.

We can help and support people suffering with chronic pain by encouraging them to consider a new approach. One where they are not a victim. With this step, they are now an empowered individual. They can choose to take responsibility and action.

We can gently and with compassion suggest using different language. Thus, we can suggest more empowering speech and positive affirmations to create new thought patterns, beliefs, and better results.

Positive affirmations for chronic pain to try today

  • I am open.
  • I’m open to embracing this pain.
  • I am open to release my past.
  • I am open to forgive this pain.
  • I’m open to forgive my past.
  • I am open to forgive myself.
  • I am open to release my attachment to this pain.
  • I‘m open to release my identity around this pain.
  • The pain is no longer mine. It does not belong to me.
  • I let it go now.

These examples of affirmations combined with a loving, accepting mindful attitude can create and hold space for more positive energy flow.

It is possible to feel better

Breathwork over time can help open up a person.

Deep belly breathing can help release years of unprocessed memories and deep rooted pain. Also, it helps release emotions such as anger, resentment, and sadness from the past.

Continue reading here: https://stellarwellness.se/how-to-embrace-and-accept-chronic-pain/

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Do any of you suffer from chronic pain? How do you manage it on a daily basis? Let me know in the comments! And make sure to share this on social media if you found this helpful.

Don’t let the need for chronic pain management ruin your life any longer.


About the Author

Niomi is a mum of 4 little ones aged 3-7 with a 5th baby on the way.
She is a British ex pat living in the Swedish Arctic where she runs her holistic wellness centre, Stellar Wellness offering massage, yoga, meditation and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT.

Also, she recently started an online business to  have more freedom to work around her kids. Niomi provides online 1:1 women’s holistic intimacy and relationship coaching. At heart, she believes all women deserve to live a life full of passion, pleasure and purpose.

Her mission is to help women prioritize self care and self love.  To achieve this, she blogs about women’s wellness at stellarwellness.se/blog.

For those interested, Niomi is launching an online course: CBT and Mindfulness for stress and anxiety. She hopes to support as many women as possible to encourage them to feel Stellar!Also, Niomi would love to share the following:

1. A free mindfulness checklist great for anxiety or stress.

2. Plus, a free 30 min call for women looking to improve their relationships when you sign up to be part of the free friendly Stellar Wellness community.


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59 thoughts on “10 helpful positive affirmations for chronic pain management”

  1. Mama Maggie's Kitchen

    This 10 helpful positive affirmations would be a really great help for those who are suffering chronic pain. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This was such an interesting read. I totally believe that repressed or stored up emotion / energy blocks can manifest as physical pain, so deep breathing and affirmations would definitely have an impact!

    1. I think so too! It’s always good to make sure our mental health is taken care of. Thanks for reading 🙂

  3. Caressa Walker

    I think that these affirmations are beneficial for so many things! Our words have so much power so making sure that we are intentional about what we say.

  4. I can’t imagine having chronic pain. I do think mindfulness, breathing exercises, and repeating these affirmations out loud could have a huge impact on one’s life!

  5. My mom dealt with chronic pain due to a serious disability. It was really hard for her to manage the constant pain. These are interesting approaches.

  6. Using affirmations may feel unconventional but I’m also a big believer in affirmations having the power to make us feel something.

    Positive Psychology researcher, Barbara Fredickson, believes positive thinking “broadens and builds.” It broadens our sense of what is possible and opens our minds to build new skills.

  7. Before I got unemployed I have been experiencing pain all over my body. I think it was the stress. I feel much better now.

  8. This would be so good to know and very informative to aware of the others. Hope you will be good and get well.

  9. I am pretty sure that these positive affirmations will help to those people who are suffering chronic pain. I know that the feeling will not gone but I know knowing or hearing these positive words will help ease the pain.

    1. It’s hard to accept it just like any negative feeling that might come from it. I agree! Thanks for reading 🙂

  10. I don’t have chronic pain myself. I do know a few who do though. They’d told me how hard it can be too. I think you’ve done great at this post. I think it’s going to be helpful for many.

  11. As a chronic illness/pain sufferer I agree that it can be very draining on the mental and emotional planes as well. I’m going to tr adding affirmations to my pain relief routine and see how it works for me.

    1. I had awful sciatica after my second was born. At physical therapy they said it’s because I had a weak core. I said, “yeah no kidding. I had two kids in 20 months.” LOL. Thanks for reading!

  12. My husband lives with chronic back pain ever since I’ve known him. He has tried basically everything to ease it off and he can’t have surgery because of where the problem is on his spine. Several months ago, he decided he had enough with doctors and I haven’t seen him happier. No more doctors and no more pills. He has learned to make his mind not to accept that nagging pain. Many prayers helped too.

  13. I wouldnt say mine’s chronic but I had experienced recurring upper back pain that even a massage nor patches couldn’t relieve. I never thought there’s this kind of way to manage it until I read this! Great post x

  14. Pam Wattenbarger

    My kids have chronic pain due to a rare genetic disorder. I’m always trying to find new ways to make them feel better. We’ll try the breathwork.

  15. I love the idea of positive affirmations and use them daily. I had never considered using them for pain management. I struggle with pain from an old injury, not daily, but often. I am going to focus on these affirmations the next time I am struggling. Thank your for such a great post!

  16. This was a very helpful post, my partner had a chronic pain condition, and it has really been getting her down recently. It’s very hard for me to relate and know what to say.

    1. I’ve only struggled with it in a minimal sort of way compared to what others experience, and it’s hard! I had a hard battle with sciatica but it mostly went away. Thanks for reading!

  17. It can be difficult but for me it was triggered by the birth of my third child. Days can be hard but I have an exceptionally understanding husband and tells me to rest and makes sure I do. The misunderstanding of other family members hurt though.

  18. I suffer from chronic pain due to a severe shoulder injury in 2017. Initially mentally I was drained, depressed at what I could no longer do and anxious about going back to work. I had to learn how to live with the change this injury caused.

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