Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain at Town Physical Therapy

At Town Physical Therapy, we understand the challenges faced by individuals dealing with chronic pain, a complex condition that can significantly impact daily life and well-being. Chronic pain can arise from various sources, including injuries, medical conditions, or unknown causes, leading to persistent discomfort and limitations. At Town PT, our team of dedicated therapists specializes in providing comprehensive chronic pain treatment to help our patients manage pain, improve function, and enhance their quality of life.

Definition

Chronic pain is defined as persistent pain that lasts for weeks, months, or even years, beyond the normal healing time of an injury or illness. This type of pain can affect different parts of the body, such as the back, neck, joints, muscles, or nerves. Chronic pain may vary in intensity and can be constant or intermittent, making daily activities challenging for those experiencing it. At Town PT, we focus on addressing the underlying causes of chronic pain and developing personalized treatment plans for each patient.

Symptoms

Symptoms of chronic pain can vary widely and may include:

  • Persistent pain that lasts beyond the expected healing time
  • Sharp, shooting, dull, or throbbing pain sensations
  • Stiffness, tightness, or discomfort in muscles or joints
  • Reduced range of motion or flexibility
  • Fatigue, mood changes, or sleep disturbances due to pain
  • Difficulty performing daily tasks or engaging in physical activities

At Town PT we believe, managing chronic pain requires a comprehensive approach that considers the physical, emotional, and social aspects of pain.

Causes

Chronic pain can have various causes, including:

  • Injuries from accidents or trauma
  • Medical conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or neuropathy
  • Nerve damage or dysfunction
  • Post-surgical pain that persists
  • Psychological factors such as stress, anxiety, or depression
  • Lifestyle factors like poor posture, lack of exercise, or unhealthy habits

At Town PT we believe, identifying the underlying causes and triggers of chronic pain is crucial for developing effective treatment strategies.

Diagnosis

Diagnosing chronic pain involves a thorough evaluation of medical history, symptoms, physical examination, and diagnostic tests. At Town PT, our skilled therapists work closely with patients to understand their pain experiences, assess functional limitations, and determine the most appropriate diagnostic approach. This may include imaging studies, nerve tests, or consultations with other healthcare providers.

Offering the most comprehensive “Chronic Pain” treatment

At Town Physical Therapy, we offer the most comprehensive chronic pain treatment options to address our patients’ unique needs and goals. Our treatment approach may include:

  • Physical therapy techniques such as manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and modalities to reduce pain, improve mobility, and restore function
  • Pain management strategies including education on pacing, relaxation techniques, and stress management
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy to address emotional aspects of pain and promote coping skills
  • Lifestyle modifications such as ergonomic adjustments, activity modifications, and home exercise programs
  • Collaborative care with other healthcare providers, including pain specialists, psychologists, and nutritionists

Our goal is to empower our patients with chronic pain to regain control over their lives, improve function, and enhance overall well-being. At Town PT, we are committed to providing compassionate care and effective treatment to support our patients on their journey to managing chronic pain and achieving optimal health.

For appointments and more information, visit town-pt.com

Town Physical Therapy Locations:

Maywood, NJ | Emerson, NJ | Bergenfield, NJ | Clifton, NJ | Paramus, NJ

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We have a team of highly trained and experienced professionals.

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