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Chronic & Persistent Pain

Why am I in pain?

Understanding why the body feels pain is the first step towards reducing it. There’s many factors that can contribute to your pain or its severity. Think of the nervous system as the body’s control center, especially when it comes to the level of pain that you’re experiencing. Pain can be made worse by stress, poor body mechanics or posture, poor sleep patterns, diet, inactivity, poor coping skills, or anticipation of pain.

Using movement as medicine to reduce pain

Exercise is one tool physical therapists use to treat your chronic and persistent pain. Not only will it help your nervous system to reduce the pain signals, but you’ll also be benefiting your bones, muscles, heart, lungs, and other areas of your health. A physical therapist can also help you to understand and manage your pain levels, so you can easily identify the factors that contribute to them. 

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Patient Education
  • Information regarding patient’s condition
  • Analysis of lifestyle impacts on pain, injury, or condition
  • Plan for maintaining pain-free, injury-free lifestyle post-treatment

Exercise Programs

Prescribed exercises for an individualized care plan

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If I'm in pain, does that mean I have an injury?

One of the most common myths about pain is that it's always related to injury. The good news is that pain can occur without injury and the level of pain you're experiencing has nothing to do with the level of harm in your body. If you have sustained an injury in the past, your pain can continue far past the injury date. A physical therapist can help you understand why you're experiencing chronic or persistent pain.


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