GOT CHRONIC PAIN? HERE'S HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP
Chronic pain of any kind can really impact your capabilities and how you live your life. There may be some days where the pain in your back, neck or certain joints and muscles may be so bad that it’s difficult to get through the day.
At CORE Physical Therapy, we see and help many patients who struggle with chronic pain. Here’s how a physical therapy regimen could help you get back to a normal lifestyle.
The Value of Physical Activity
You may have heard the expression “playing through the pain.” The truth is that exercise and physical activity—especially if done with targeted physical therapy goals in mind—really can be one of the best ways to combat chronic pain. Some short-term injuries do require rest, but chronic musculoskeletal or neuropathic pain is often pain that can be improved with physical therapy.
Many physical therapy patients come to CORE Physical Therapy to improve their strength. With the right medical assessment and physical therapy program, chronic pain can be managed. In many cases, it can be healed—or at least improved to some degree—with a physical therapy regimen.
Pain Management Therapies
Some examples of physical therapy techniques that help manage pain include:
Manipulation of joints/bones
Hot and cold therapy
Finding a form of exercise that you can do for at least 30 minutes a day, 3-4 days a week, can really make a difference for those suffering from chronic pain. You don’t need to overexert yourself, but some effort is usually sure to help. Finding a routine you can stick with or working with a professional physical therapist for a targeted treatment designed for you will help to improve your condition.
CORE Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain
It’s important to know that it is possible to learn to manage and improve your chronic pain. CORE Physical Therapy is here to help you with all your physical therapy, pain management, and injury recovery goals. We can design a regimen specifically for you that will help you manage your chronic pain and get back to a more normal lifestyle. Contact CORE Physical Therapy today to schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists.