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Chronic Pain Relief

Managing Chronic Pain the Right Way

Is your chronic pain limiting you from living the life you want to live? If so, physiotherapy treatments might be able to help you!

When our bodies experience pain, it is a physical response to some sort of harm. For example, if you are cooking and you accidentally touch the hot stovetop, your immediate reaction is to pull your hand away. This happens because your brain recognizes the pain you will ensue if you keep your hand there for any longer – in many cases, your brain recognizes it before you even recognize it yourself.

However, sometimes pain can occur for underlying reasons that are out of our control. Pain is considered chronic when it lasts for three months or longer, despite efforts to relieve it. If you have been living with chronic pain, don’t hesitate to contact Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre to figure out how to manage it the right way – with physiotherapy.

Acute vs. Chronic Pain:

Acute pain can be defined as a temporary pain that usually goes away on its own within a few hours, days, or weeks. The example we used of touching the hot stove and then immediately pulling your hand away would be considered an example of acute pain due to the fact that the pain would likely subside shortly after your hand is pulled away. Another example of acute pain would be an accidental ankle sprain, as the pain would likely last for a couple of weeks until it is healed.

Chronic pain can be defined as any pain that persists for three months or longer. It is the most common reason why people seek medical help, and there are a large number of reasons why it may occur. Additional symptoms are commonly experienced with chronic pain and they include decreased mobility, depression, anxiety, prescription drug dependence, and an overall decline in quality of life. This can cause frustration and debilitating results; however, physiotherapy can help alleviate your chronic pain without the risks other pain management options come with.

 

Contact Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre for chronic pain relief

 

If you are looking for a safe and effective way to treat your chronic pain, physiotherapy is the answer. Our Vitality physiotherapists are movement experts, equipped with knowledge to help get you moving better.

 

Chronic pain typically responds well with a supervised exercise program in order to improve your strength and balance. Treatment plans may also include education, manual therapy and other modalities to helo you manage your pain. Contact Vitality Physiotherapy and Wellness Centre today to schedule your consultation and get started on the first steps toward living the life you want!