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Therapy for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain rehabilitation patient and doctorDevelopments in pain science have helped medical professionals understand more about why some people experience ongoing pain.

Working with a physical therapist can reduce the amount of pain that you experience, even if other types of treatment have only worked for a short peroid of time or not at all. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends nonopiod approaches to treating pain, including physical therapy.

Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain is a Process that Includes:

  • Through conversation, a physical therapist will seek to understand the cirumstances around how the pain started, how it has been treated, what affects the pain, and your beliefs about why the pain is persistent. Be prepared to talk about your pain!
  • A clinical examination is performed and includes assessing your posture, nerves, as well as muscles and joints. In this way, the therapist learns more about your pain and how the pain affects the way you move and live.
  • An individualized treatment plan may include education, exercise, manual therapy (hands-on treatment), as well as support for making meaningful lifestyle changes. This plan is aimed at helping you understand what your pain means, and how to reduce it. Our program aims at achieving lasting results to help you feel better so that you can get back to enjoying life.
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