Chronic Pain Treatments

Treating a patient’s chronic pain

Pain that continues for months or years is considered chronic pain. If you are dealing with fibromyalgia or other types of ongoing pain, you understand how this issue affects every aspect of your life. You may have tried other pain management treatments in an attempt to find relief from your symptoms. You are not alone. The causes of chronic pain can be complex and different for each individual. At Apex Physical Therapy & Wellness Center your chronic pain treatment will be custom designed to meet your individual needs.

Types of Chronic Pain we Treat

The joints in your body experience high amounts of stress and abuse. Body joints like knees, hips, shoulders, wrists, back and neck are common areas for chronic pain complaints. But, not all pain treated by our physical therapists is joint related. There are many types of chronic pain that are related to internal organs like your digestive system or reproductive system. There are many different internal and external factors that can create chronic pain in your body.

Some of the most common causes of chronic pain include:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • TMJ disorders
  • Vulvodynia
  • Spinal disorders or injuries
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Trauma injuries
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Custom Pain Management Plans

When you suffer from chronic pain, it is natural for your body to react. Your body will focus extra energy on healing the affected area. This energy draw causes fatigue, but sleep is often disrupted by chronic pain. Lack of sleep weakens our immune system, which slows down the healing process and makes us susceptible to disease. It becomes a downward spiral.

At Apex Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, our therapists will spend time with you assessing your overall physical well-being, not just your areas of pain. You and your therapist will work together to develop a chronic pain management plan that supports your needs and goals.

Your treatment plan may include one or more of the following:

  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Myofascial release
  • Visceral mobilizations
  • Joint mobilizations
  • Neuro re-education
  • Massage therapy
  • Relaxation technique
  • Breathing exercises
  • Postural correction
  • Compensation techniques
  • ASTYM therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Postural Restoration

Take Control of your Pain

Pain doesn’t have to control your life and pain medication isn’t the only answer. Contact one of our three locations – in Fargo, Jamestown, and LaMoure – to schedule a full assessment with one of our physical therapists. Remember, most insurances don’t require a physician’s referral to receive treatment from a physical therapist.

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