Chronic Pain Management
Recovery from chronic pain requires extraordinary dedication from the patient and the medical team. At Sport & Spine Physical Therapy our Chronic Pain specialists are committed to being a leader in the field of Chronic Pain management and an active member of your health care team.
Sport & Spine Physical Therapy has been providing care to individuals with Chronic Pain in the central Wisconsin area for over 30 years and have earned a reputation of being a leader in the rehab industry.
Understanding Chronic Pain
Chronic or persistent pain is defined as any pain lasting more than 3 months, whereas, acute pain is a normal protective sensation that alerts us to possible injury, after injured tissue heals, pain is expected to stop. Chronic pain is very different and can persist for months or longer.
Chronic or persistent pain does not serve a useful purpose in life. Additionally, prolonged rest and avoiding activities can actually make chronic conditions worse as muscles become debilitated and conditioning declines. When muscles weaken, function declines and a dysfunctional pain cycle can develop.
At Sport & Spine Physical Therapy the foundation of our chronic pain treatment is therapeutic neuroscience education (TNE). TNE is an evidence-based treatment focused on educating patients on how the pain system works and what we can do to modify it. Research has shown that individuals that understand their pain and how the pain system works report less pain and have a less active nervous system, which will contribute to a less active pain system.
Our Chronic Pain Specialists Can Help:
- Back pain or neck pain
- Sciatica and/or herniated disc
- Migraine and chronic headache
- Work related injuries
- Car accident-related injuries
- CRPS / RSD
- Rheumatoid, osteoarthritis and /or arthritic pain
- Sport related injuries or post-operative pain
- Pain attributed to obesity or extreme weight change