Treatment of Chronic Pain

Treatment of Chronic Pain

Most pain subsides after an injury heals or an illness runs its course. For instance, chronic pain syndrome can last for months and even years after the body heals. It can even occur when there’s no known trigger for the pain. However, whatever the cause of the Syndrome and regardless of how long the syndrome had been there, by God’s grace we specialize in the treatment of these chronic body pains. Therefore, reach out to us at Effective Physiotherapy and Fitness Clinic for relieve. We make effective and efficient use of our physiotherapy skills to treat pains.

Symptoms of chronic pain syndrome

Symptoms include:

  • Joint pain
  • Muscle aches
  • Burning pain
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep problems
  • Loss of stamina and flexibility, due to decreased activity
  • Mood problems, including depression, anxiety, and irritability

Causes of chronic pain syndrome

Conditions that cause widespread and long-lasting pain are, not surprisingly, often linked to chronic pain syndrome. Some of these conditions include:

  • Osteoarthritis. This type of arthritis is generally the result of wear and tear on the body and occurs when the protective cartilage between bones wears away.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis. This is an autoimmune disease that causes painful inflammation in the joints.
  • Back pain. This pain may stem from muscle strains, nerve compression, or arthritis of the spine (called spinal stenosis).
  • Fibromyalgia. This is a neurological condition that causes pain and tenderness in various parts of the body (known as trigger points).
  • Inflammatory bowel disease. This condition causes chronic inflammation of the digestive tract and can produce intestinal pain and cramping.
  • Surgical trauma.
  • Advanced cancer.

Chronic pain can change the way neurons (nerve cells in the brain that transmit and process sensory input) behave, making them hypersensitive to pain messages. For example, according to the Arthritis Foundation, 20 percent of people with osteoarthritis who get their knees replaced (and presumably have no more painful joint issues) will still report chronic pain.

Risk factors

Research shows that some people are more susceptible to chronic pain syndrome than others. They are:

  • Those with chronic and painful conditions, such as arthritis.
  • depression
  • smoking
  • obesity.
  • females, women tend to have more sensitivity to pain.
  • People older than 65. As you age, you’re more prone to all kinds of conditions that can produce chronic pain.
  • Treatment for chronic pain syndrome

Chronic pain can be perplexing, but it is treatable. Some other options include:

  • Drugs to relieve pain.
  • Nerve blocks to interrupt pain signals.
  • Psychological/behavior therapy.
  • Physiotherapy to increase flexibility and range of motion.

Get in touch with us at Effective Physiotherapy and Fitness Clinic for an effective Physiotherapy touch on your body.

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Address: No. 2 Ajumgobia Close, Kado Estate, Abuja
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