Chronic pain is usually caused by an initial injury, such as a back sprain or pulled muscle. It's believed that chronic pain develops after nerves become damaged, increasing pain intensity. Our physical therapists can play an important role in managing chronic pain. They can administer treatments that include strengthening and flexibility exercises, manual therapy, posture awareness, and body mechanics instruction to help reduce pain flare-ups and give self-management tools for reducing overall pain.
Our physical therapists are trained to work together with people who suffer from chronic pain to lessen pain and restore activity. With physical therapy treatment, the negative effects of chronic pain can be reduced. At Synergy+, we treat pain through movement, manual therapy, and patient education. Increased physical activity can increase quality of life, decrease the chance of secondary illness, and increase bone and joint health. It can also help metabolism and the production of endorphins which have been shown to decrease pain.