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Chronic pain is continuous, long-term pain that lasts for months, and in some cases, even years. Unlike acute pain, which has a known cause and is resolved when the cause is no longer present, chronic pain often results from an unidentifiable cause or may exist long after recovery from an initial injury. Diseases such as arthritis or cancer can also play a causal role in the development of chronic pain. Here at Polyhealth Physiotherapy we understand that chronic pain makes it difficult for you to complete your daily activities and lead a normal life. We offer chronic pain treatment plans that are tailored to your individual condition, diagnosis and desired expectations.

Diagnosing Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be difficult to diagnose which is why we take a very detailed, comprehensive approach to the evaluation and treatment processes. After learning your medical history, we perform a physical examination to determine your overall health, paying particular attention to problem areas you identify or that we suspect may be the source of your chronic pain. Although it is often challenging to precisely describe the pain you feel, we ask specific, targeted questions to help us diagnose the issue. Pain scales can be used to rate the intensity, and a range of other techniques can be applied to pinpoint the source of your chronic pain.

Chronic Back Pain Treatment

Depending on your specific condition and the identified source of your chronic pain, there are a number of treatments that may be recommended. Whether your pain originated from a back injury, a motor vehicle accident injury or a sports related injury, common treatments used to minimize and manage chronic pain include:

  • Nerve Blocks

  • Massage Therapy

  • Physiotherapy

  • Chiropractic Care

  • Acupuncture

  • Psychological Treatment

  • Relaxation and Cognitive Techniques

  • Active Therapy

  • Osteopathy

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