By Nathan Graham

Everybody experiences pain, which is a healthy response in the body.

Have you ever experienced persistent pain that just seems to not want to go away? Has this pain been around for 3 or more months? Is this pain impacting your impact sleep, work, home life, leisure activities?

If you answered “YES!”, then chances are, you are experiencing chronic pain!

Chronic pain is pain that persists beyond the normal time expected for recovery. It is different from acute pain which is the body’s alarm system to tell us that something is wrong. While acute pain is a natural response to trauma or tissue damage, chronic pain is a complex condition that goes beyond a simple nervous system problem.

Physiotherapists can play an important role in the management of chronic pain because our profession allows us to understand the limitations and dysfunction that comes from it. Physiotherapy is commonly used to help people who have chronic pain to improve their quality of life.

How exactly can CW Physios help you?

The first step is to explain pain and how it can influence the mind and the body.  Following this we can apply TENS, local soft tissue massage and gentle joint mobilizations to ease the intensity of pain followed by stretching and strengthening exercises. Should you require, we are also able to advise on various assistive walking aids such as frames, walking sticks, crutches etc to improve function.

Get in touch with us! Set up an appointment and get the treatment you need.

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