If you are currently dealing with chronic pain, you know firsthand how this pain can take over your life. Chronic pain is different than acute pain. Acute pain comes as a result of an injury, but within the course of a few days or a couple of weeks, the pain is gone. Chronic pain is a consistent pain that can last for months or years. Unlike acute pain that serves as a warning sign that something is wrong, chronic pain is persistent and has no useful purpose. It can become annoying or devastating. Physiotherapy has been shown to help individuals manage pain to get the relief they deserve.
What Causes Chronic Pain?
The frustrating answer to this question is that in many cases the causes of chronic pain are not clear. Some people have chronic pain because the nerve fibers in their body have become confused. This causes their body to send off pain signals for no apparent reason.
Chronic pain can affect a person regardless of their age, status in life, or gender. Researchers have seen a link between a person’s emotional state and pain. For example, if a person with chronic pain is depressed or angry, they may find that their chronic pain gets worse. Conversely, if a person is happy or relaxed, they may find that the severity of their chronic pain diminishes.
When it comes to addressing pain, you have to remember that there is a complex relationship that exists between your mind and your body. For this reason, when you’re looking to manage pain, you want help that addresses the physical aspects of the pain as well as the mental and emotional aspects of the pain.
Using Physiotherapy to Manage Pain
There reaches a point when a person’s chronic pain can become so persistent that treatment shifts from trying to identify or fix the source of the pain to helping an individual manage the condition and manage the impact that the pain is having on their life. Body stretching, spine alignment, PRP/plasma soft tissue healing, or short term medication can be used to achieve this goal.
A physiotherapist’s goal is to first understand your pain and then create a treatment plan that you agree on that will help you deal with your pain. Your treatment plan will likely include a mixture of the options we have available.
Living with chronic pain is no way to live. If you are seeking relief from your chronic pain and have not found the answers that you need, the experts at WellnessPlus Medical Center in Pembroke Pines and Miami Beach, FL may be able to help. Our physiotherapy specialist looks forward to working with you to help you get back to living the life you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!