Chronic Pain Physical Therapy

Chronic Pain Therapist

What Is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain, which is defined as pain that lasts for several months or possibly years, affects millions of Americans each year.

Common sources of chronic pain include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative Joint/Disc Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy

Chronic pain may or may not originate from an initial injury or trauma. In addition to the physical pain that many suffer with on a daily basis, many recent studies strongly indicate a connection of chronic pain with depression and mental deterioration. In many cases there are identifiable behavioral factors associated with an individuals situation. Interpreting the behavioral factors associated with an individuals specific and unique chronic pain situation will improve an individuals ability to manage and symptomatically improve a very serious condition.

Why Physical Therapy Is Important

Mangan Physical Therapy believes strongly in manually focused treatment to reduce pain levels. Pain can be effectively relieved through myofacial release, soft-tissue and joint mobilization, and desensatization techniques applied properly with a manually skilled physical therapist. A reduction in pain levels will allow for improved participation in long-term flexibility and strengthening activities that will ultimately be vital in the long-term management of a chronic pain condition.

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