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Chronic Pain

Numerous factors can contribute to enduring discomfort. Physical therapy aimed at chronic pain management provides an extensive array of services that aim to pinpoint and address the root issues, facilitating relief and the enhancement of activity levels.

Treatment Options

The CDC recommends physical therapy as a primary approach for managing chronic pain due to its avoidance of addictive opioid medications. The advantages of utilizing physical therapy to address chronic pain encompass pain reduction, enhanced mobility, increased self-reliance, and a lowered susceptibility to other health issues.

Your designated physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive assessment to identify the root cause of your chronic pain before devising an appropriate treatment strategy. This assessment could entail evaluating both the upper and lower body regions, alongside assessing nerve sensitivity.

Possible interventions for managing chronic pain might involve:

  • Manual therapy

  • Modalities (heat, ice, ultrasound, iontophoresis, electrical stimulation)

  • Strengthening exercises

  • Flexibility exercises

  • Relaxation strategies

  • Graded exercise

  • Pain neuroscience education (PNE)

  • Pacing strategies

  • Conditioning exercises

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