What is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is generally pain that persists for over 3-6 months. It can result out of an injury or accident, or be caused by deterioration of pre-existing conditions. Chronic pain is often associated with a pattern of recurrence and may be accompanied by emotional symptoms such as depression, frustration, stress.
Causes of Chronic Pain
Chronic pain may be caused by many different factors. Often conditions that accompany normal aging may affect bones and joints in ways that cause chronic pain. Other common causes are nerve damage and injuries that fail to heal properly.
Some kinds of chronic pain have numerous causes. Chronic back pain may be caused by a single factor, or any combination of these factors:
- Years of poor posture
- Improper lifting and carrying of heavy objects
- Being overweight, which puts excess strain on the back and knees
- A congenital condition such as curvature of the spine
- Trauma, Car accidents
- Wearing high heels
- Sleeping on a poor mattress
- No obvious physical cause
- Ordinary aging of the spine (degenerative changes)
Disease can also be the underlying cause of chronic pain. Arthritis are well-known chronic pain, but persistent pain may also be due to such ailments as cancer, multiple sclerosis, stomach ulcers, AIDS, and gallbladder disease.
Our Chronic Pain Program
1) Minimise pain and maximise performance
2) Promotes “Self-Help” concept of managing chronic spinal pain, where participants become motivated to incorporate the knowledge & exercise gained in the program, into daily activities and lifestyles.
Chronic Pain Conditions that is beneficially:
– Back Pain
– Neck Stiffness and shoulder tightness
– Knee Pain
Chronic Pain Program Component:
1) Education: Understanding of your pain and other symptoms, activity modifications, ergonomics at work and home, managing pain exacerbations, rehabilitation to recovery
2) Chronic Pain Treatment: Reduce pain and discomfort, prevent progressive worsening of pain symptoms
3) Exercises Therapy: Focus on improve function
4) Stress Management and Relaxation Strategies
5) Cognitive- Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Acknowledging and challenging unhelpful thoughts & beliefs, and over-coming fear-avoidance behaviors, is an integral focus of chronic pain program.
Our therapists will customise a chronic pain program suitable for your condition after the initial assessment.