Chronic pain affects millions of American daily. When you suffer an injury, you initially experience some sort of acute pain, which happens suddenly and for which there is usually a specific, known cause. Most acute pain resolves itself in time, but chronic pain lingers.
The medical definition of chronic pain is pain that persists 6 months or more after the initial injury or disease has healed. In many cases, however, people experience chronic pain even though there is no known cause. Chronic pain can be debilitating, leaving those who suffer from it feeling frustrated, depressed and hopeless.
Physical therapy offers hope for managing your chronic pain. At Advanced Care Physical Therapy, our goal is to help decrease your persistent chronic pain and improve your quality of life. Our dedicated therapists will work with you to develop a strategy to help you manage – and eventually overcome – your pain.
Our therapists work with all types of chronic pain. Some of the most common types we treat include:
- Neck and back pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Nerve pain syndromes
If you or someone you know is living with chronic pain, physical therapy can help. For more information about managing chronic pain with physical therapy, call us at (716) 282-2888.