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Back Pain Treatment

What is Considered Chronic Pain? 

Chronic pain is pain that has lasted longer than 12 weeks, despite treatment or medication. Chronic pain can have a huge impact on ones life and may make enjoyable things a little less enjoyable. Chronic pain can be due to an injury or an operation. Chronic pain can affect all people of all ages and may coincide in any part of the body. About 25% of adults in the United States deal with some form of Chronic Pain.  

 

Some of the most common areas where chronic pain exists include:

  • Arthritis, or joint pain.

  • Back pain.

  • Neck pain.

  • Cancer pain near a tumor.

  • Headaches, including migraines.

  • Testicular pain (orchialgia).

  • Lasting pain in scar tissue.

  • Muscle pain all over (such as with fibromyalgia).

  • Neurogenic pain, from damage to the nerves or other parts of the nervous system.

This pain may be described as:

  • Aching

  • Burning

  • Shooting

  • Squeezing

  • Stiffness

  • Stinging

  • Throbbing

Why use Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain?

Physical Therapy is used to strengthen your muscles and help reduce pain.

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