Chronic Pain Physiotherapy Downtown Edmonton

Chronic Pain Physiotherapy Downtown Edmonton

Are you suffering from chronic pain? We can use physical therapy to address your problem!!!

Whenever you feel sharp, achy, dull, radiating, or shooting sensation around your body, you will experience pain or discomfort. Experiencing pain or ache can occur suddenly, but when pain does not go away naturally or even after trying some prescribed drugs, it can be a significant health concern and may result in chronic pain

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Pain is one of the reasons why most patients come for therapeutic care. It can be developed from an acute injury, surgery, or an underlying condition. However, several activities or factors can create pain in the body. Nevertheless, physical therapy at Edmonton can help get better. When pains occur, it signifies a possible threat or damage to tissues, organs, systems, and possibly the entire body. In a situation a pain persists for long; it doesn’t seem to subdue after lingering for days, weeks, months, or years; such pain can be tagged a chronic one. Medically, when pain continues for three months or more, it can be regarded as chronic pain. When this happens, such a patient is likely to experience mobility and flexibility limitation, low strength, and endurance as the condition continues. Does your body keep sending pain signals to your brain, even after opting for medication or rehabilitation? Do you find it hard to engage with normal activities due to the restriction imposed by your chronic condition? If Yes, In Step Physical Therapy in downtown Edmonton can provide you with an effective physiotherapy regimen to help you address your condition as fast as possible. Whether you live in Edmonton or any of its surrounding communities, do not hesitate to contact us immediately. If you wake up day and night with a reoccurring pain. We will use therapeutic pain management care to ease your condition right away.

What exactly is chronic pain? 

Chronic pain is regarded as a pain that persists for a least a minimum of 12 weeks. When experiencing this condition, there is a high likelihood of your entire body being under the influence of pain.  Most times, chronic pain usually develops after a previous illness, injury, or even after surgery. Instead of a progressive recovery state, such a patient experiences a retarded healing process in most cases. Also, they experience constant and elevating pain, which creates many limitations as their general health deteriorates. According to statistics, it showed that about 15% of Canadians experience this painful condition while living. This has kept lots of affected victims depressed, isolated, helpless, and frustrated. However, this condition can be treated effectively using a therapeutic approach. If your chronic pain has lasted for more than three or six months, it can be treated and fully eradicated. 

What is the difference between acute and chronic pain? 

Oftentimes, most people misinterpret both forms of pain.  Acute pain is a type of pain that persists for only a little while. In most cases, it usually takes a few hours, days, or weeks depending on the pain level, before subduing on its own. While for chronic pain, it is the prolonged one. It can last for over 3-6 months, decrease life quality, create anxiety, build daily depression, and result in dependence on prescribed drugs.  

How does Chronic pain develop? 

Your body comprises various sensory nerves sensitive to external stimuli like temperature, pressure, and chemical changes. When the body experiences any impact from any of these, the nerves get to intercept it and send a quick response to the brain, which alerts it of possible danger or harm.  This is regarded as nociception (the detection of a noxious stimulus), which the nerves are known as nociceptors The function of the nociceptor is to transmit a danger signal to the spinal cord, which then releases chemical responses after interpreting the level of the signal. When a significant level of stimulus is felt at the spinal cord, it sends a danger signal directly to the brain. The brain identifies the noxious stimulus and other inputs happening to the body. If it is noticed as a sign of threat to your tissue, it creates a pain sensation.  Chronic pain happens when there is a sensitization of this pathway from affected tissue to the brain. When there is constant pain around the affected tissues, the spinal cord, tissue, and brain receptors become used to this sensation caused by noxious stimuli. As pain stimuli prolong, the brain then interprets these signals as more advanced harm or threat to the tissues, which further results in more pain within the tissue.  When a patient suffers from this condition, their nervous system becomes sensitized, emotional health and reasoning about pain become affected. Also, if such a patient experiences pain from a previously involved stimulus, it creates fear and anxiety. That is why most patients battling chronic pain are known to have physiological problems, increased stress hormones, and high production of cortisol, which affects both the central and peripheral nervous systems.    

Common conditions that can develop chronic pain

It is believed that most chronic pain is usually caused due to nerve damage. However, this condition can also be developed due to injury, surgery, or being overweight.  Although few victims end up with this form of pain yet, they do not experience any of the above factors that could lead to it. The exact cause of chronic pain is still unknown, but an underlying health problem can lead to it in most cases. Some of these problems include;
  • Endometriosis
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Vulvodynia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
  • Neuropathy due to diabetes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Shingles 
  • Overuse injuries
Other conditions can as well result in chronic pain. Therefore, we urge patients to see a physiotherapist immediately after they discover a sign of distress. Your physiotherapist will help you identify the root of your pain and then create an individualized treatment plan to address your condition.  Kindly remember that early treatment aids in quick recovery. So contact us, let help you achieve that as soon as possible. 

How can physiotherapy help relieve chronic pain?

One of the goals of every physiotherapy is to help eradicate pain through therapeutic techniques. When a patient comes for a physical therapy regimen, your physiotherapists will focus on identifying the exact cause of your pain before proceeding with the necessary treatment.  Here, at In Step Physical Therapy, our objective is to help patients achieve their comfort. When you come for physiotherapy sessions, our physiotherapist and movement expert will assess the exact cause or what leads to your problem. During this process, we will interview you by asking questions relating to mental and social health. In addition to your assessment, areas such as motion range, balance, flexibility, strength, and other therapeutic outlines will be checked. This will assist your physiotherapist in having a broad understanding of your condition. After a complete evaluation process, your physiotherapists will set up a treatment plan tailored to your needs. This plan will be based on your assessment outcome and may require both in-clinic and in-home programs in order to help you achieve your goal and remain healthy. Some of your treatments may include acupuncture, soft tissue regimen, joint mobility, exercises, and other therapeutic modalities.  

In Step Physical Therapy approach 

Our team of well-trained physiotherapists will use multi-factorial techniques to help treat patients suffering from chronic pain.  When you visit our clinic and undergo necessary assessment exercises, your physiotherapist will develop a treatment plan tailored to your need. They will focus on desensitizing your nervous system by strengthening weak muscles, improving neural mobility, and releasing tight muscles. To ensure the brain develops an intellectual understanding that not all movement creates pain, we introduce gradual pain-free movement to affected parts, which helps to readjust the sensitized nervous system. Also, it helps minimum fear and anxiety factor and lowers the level of stress hormones developed by the brain.  Our chronic pain physiotherapy care at Edmonton consists of safe and non-invasive treatments like shockwave therapy and intramuscular stimulation. We also use tools such as mediation, mindfulness, and body mapping to help a patient improve their mental health and change their belief about their condition. Both techniques have shown tremendous positive responses for previous patients who were once victims of this condition. 

Benefits of chronic pain physiotherapy at In Step Physical Therapy. 

In order to ensure you, your loved ones, or anyone says a final goodbye to chronic pain; we have an effective pain management program designed to make you and our specialist work together to;
  • Help you recover as soon as possible
  • Enlighten you about chronic pain 
  • Help you achieve your goals
  • Lower the chances of reoccurrence
  • Improve your strength, mobility, and physical functions
  • Help you get a pain-free and comfortable 
The In Step Physical Therapy team comprises the best physiotherapist in Edmonton. They are trained to assess and recommend personalized treatment to address pain and other underlying symptoms that may be a form of discomfort to you.  Research has shown that physical activities such as exercises or sports can significantly help reduce chronic pain. So, if you are currently in need of a physiotherapist, contact us and meet with the best physical therapists. They will collaborate with you and ensure you get moving and fit again using non-invasive and natural means.

Are you living your daily life in pain? Visit the best physiotherapy in Edmonton today!!!

In Step Physical Therapy can help you eradicate any form of pain you are suffering from today. All you have to do to get yourself a step closer to achieving your goal is to contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our physiotherapists.  We have a highly skilled and experienced physiotherapist who is willing to provide an effective and long-lasting solution to your problem today. Meet with us and get to live the comfortable life you deserve.