15% of Canadians suffer from chronic pain syndrome. Chronic pain is pain that persists for weeks, months or years. Persistent pain often starts with a minor injury or illness but does not improve over time. The ongoing pain makes it increasingly difficult to move, work and enjoy a normal life. Simple things like touching the skin, stretching, or moving muscles becomes excruciatingly painful.
Thankfully, there is hope. Chronic back pain, neck pain, and joint pain are not imagined or exaggerated, but likely caused by a rewiring of the nervous system.
How can we help with Chronic Pain?
Effective management requires interventions that help rewire the nervous system instead of treating the original injury, leading to chronic pain relief. That’s where a physiotherapist can help. Physiotherapists are highly skilled at assessing how the pain affects your ability to move and will help find ways to get you moving again.
At Physio One, we can:
- We will help you learn why you still have pain and help you understand why the brain has rewired itself.
- We will work together to help you achieve YOUR activity goals.
- Provide relaxation, imagery and/or breathing techniques that can help reduce muscle tension and calm the nervous system.
- Assess if specific treatments will help (e.g., manual therapy, modalities, acupuncture).
Our therapists work closely with physicians and other health-care providers involved in your care. Chronic pain management requires a team of health providers working together.