Yes. Chronic pain is a complex syndrome involving your connective tissue, circulatory and nervous system, nutritional status, immune system, and your emotional state. It may be caused by physical trauma, emotional trauma, toxicity, chemical sensitivity, or digestive disorders. Our physical therapists are trained to understand chronic pain syndromes and develop therapies to promote healing and reduce pain. We are experienced in treating chronic pain, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Physical therapy can lower your pain threshold by reducing your nervous system sensitivity. It can also promote circulation to enhance oxygenation of your tissues. This reduces pain causing biochemicals and muscle spasms. Research has shown that gentle prescribed exercises can help reduce your pain levels. We are also careful not to increase your pain while undergoing physical therapy. Trying to do too much too soon could increase your tension, stiffness and inflammation. Because chronic pain can have a number of causes, we suggest also working with medical doctors to better assist you with pain management.