Defined as pain lasting longer than 12 weeks, chronic pain can be the result of countless circumstances. It can arrive as the consequence of an injury, an illness, or it can be untraceable, leaving its sufferers with limited options for a clear diagnosis or true relief. Chronic pain affects more than 3 million Americans every year and is one of our most common national afflictions. Treatments vary, but physical therapy remains the principal approach to the management and/or elimination of chronic pain.
When you’ve dealt with chronic pain for weeks, months, or years, relief can be life-changing. Whether your pain is the result of a previous injury or is manifesting as a symptom of neuropathy, myopathy, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, or Phantom Limb Syndrome, physical therapy can help.
We complement the pain clinic’s treatment plans involving oral medication, injection, procedures, spinal electrical stimulator devices, acupuncture, etc., with therapeutic modalities such as specialized mobilization/manipulation techniques and therapeutic massage, stretching, and strengthening exercises.
If you are a Clackamas resident suffering from chronic pain, contact Renew Physical Therapy today for an evaluation.
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