Chronic pain is described as pain that has lasted past the usual time frame for recovery.
Chronic pain may be associated with illness, disease, injury, or post-Motor Vehicle Accident. You may experience it as headaches, joint or muscle pain, and it can be either constant or intermittent. There may be no known cause to a person’s chronic pain.
Chronic pain often affects a person’s ability to work, participate in recreational activities, or perform daily household tasks.
Physiotherapists can use a variety of techniques to alleviate chronic pain. Treatment such as acupuncture, manual therapy, modalities, and exercise are most often utilized, but the most important treatment is education.
A physiotherapist can help you to understand pain, how you can take control of your pain, teach you coping mechanisms, improve sleeping patterns, and modify your work habits. In the treatment of chronic pain, you work closely with your physiotherapist to design the appropriate treatment plan to most effectively restore your function and quality of life.