Chronic pain has a few different definitions. Generally, it is accepted that chronic pain refers to pain that exists in the system for periods greater than 3 months.
There are some pretty big differences between our normal, acute injuries, and chronic pain.
Chronic pain causes local changes, to the area of injury, as well as cognitive changes.
Chronic pain sufferers have been shown to demonstrate (reversible) changes in MRI’s of their brains, as well as reduced activation of the ‘pleasure centre’ part of their brains.
At A FISIO, we are experienced in assessing and treating causes of chronic pain.
Our physiotherapists can accurately assess and treat injuries. They will work closely with your treating doctors and set relevant goals with you. This may include reducing medication use, getting a better nights sleep, being able to walk further with less pain, or anything else! Our physio’s are highly trained and able to use gentle, often painless techniques, that can make a huge difference to your pain levels. Chronic issues such as stubborn tendonitis’ may benefit from use of technology such as our shockwave machine.
Chronic pain can be debilitating and impact every aspect of your life. If you’re looking for natural ways to manage your pain, exercise physiology can also help. Our exercise physiologists work closely with our team of physio’s, as well as your doctors. They can design a customised exercise program that can help reduce pain, improve mobility, and enhance your overall quality of life. In this blog post, highlight the benefits of exercise physiology for chronic pain management and how it can help your potential clients find relief.
Other allied health practitioners that are of huge benefit when dealing with chronic pain are psychologists, and dieticians.
Overall, chronic pain can interfere with activities of daily living and quality of life. It is crucial that you work with a multidisciplinary team to best tackle the complex, multi faceted nature of pain!
Are you in chronic pain? Do you know someone who suffers from chronic pain? Get in touch with us today on 9071 0000 or book online!