Treatments for Chronic Pain

Long-lasting pain has a significant impact on your health, both mentally and physically. Our treatments focus on minimizing the impact chronic pain has on your daily life.

Treatments for Chronic Pain

Long-lasting pain has a significant impact on your health, both mentally and physically. Our treatments focus on minimizing the impact chronic pain has on your daily life.

What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is defined as pain in a region that lasts for more than three months. The difference between acute pain (pain that lasts less than 30 days) and chronic pain is only the length of time someone experiences the pain.

For individuals experiencing chronic pain, they can experience marked changes in their daily lifestyles. Activities, jobs, and even social gatherings can become difficult for individuals experiencing chronic pain.

Do I Have Chronic Pain?

Have you been experiencing pain in one location for an extended period of time? If your answer is yes, you may be experiencing chronic pain. 

Even if the pain temporarily goes away, chronic pain can still exist if the pain comes back. 

How Pain Becomes More Chronic and Persistent

The short answer is chronic pain can originate in many different ways. 

While science does understand the physiological markers of chronic pain, there are many different ways chronic pain can develop. Ultimately, the common link between different types of chronic pain is someone's experience of long-lasting, persistent pain.

How to Manage Persistent Pain

Because chronic pain is a daily experience for many people, managing and treating chronic pain can be difficult to do alone.

Successful management of chronic pain usually includes specialists or professionals from a few different disciplines, including psychology, physical therapy, and physiology (like a doctor).

While medicine (like opioids) can temporarily relieve some of chronic pain, long-lasting treatment comes from addressing the underlying issues causing the pain.

Our role is helping patients experiencing chronic pain understand where the pain is coming from, which (if any) movements or exercises may help, and how they can apply their new understanding of chronic pain to their daily lives.

Primary Pain

Persistent pain in one place in the body, or in multiple places in the body.

Post-Traumatic Pain

Lasting pain after a traumatic event, like surgery or an injury caused by a significant event.

Neuropathic Pain

Pain due to dysfunction or damage within the nervous system. Examples of nerve pain include numbness, tingling, or burning sensations.

Headache or Orofacial Pain

Persistent pain that affects the head and/or face.

Visceral Pain

Pain that originates from an internal organ.

Musculoskeletal Pain

Lasting pain that originates in the bones, muscles, joints, or connective tissue around the body.

Our Customized Treatments for Chronic Pain

Over the years, we've worked with many patients experiencing chronic issues. Because each individual's experience of pain is different, our therapists focus on building a plan that's unique to each patient - one that accounts for different lifestyles, life experiences, and experiences of pain.

If you're experiencing chronic ailments pain and you're interested in trying a different physical therapy approach to managing your symptoms, our physical therapists are ready and happy to help you on your path to recovery.

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