Can you Manage your Chronic Pain with Physical Therapy?

By: Cole Monson

Chronic pain is one of the most common complaints of patients today. Luckily, physical therapy is suggested and widely used to help treat, and prevent chronic pain. Chronic pain, which is defined as pain that lasts for several months, or in some cases, years, affects at least 116 million Americans each year. Physical therapists play an important role in managing chronic pain.

Most chronic pain treatment plans start slow and simple, gradually progressing in strength and difficulty level. When you’re in a lot of pain, the thought of active rehabilitation and exercise can be pretty daunting, but by putting together the right type of treatment plan, we can help make rehabilitation easy. Physical therapy is often one of the best choices you can make when you have long-term, chronic pain. It can make you stronger and help you move and feel better overall! If needed, you can learn how to correct your posture and incorporate ergonomic principles into your daily activities through physical therapy. At Bridle Trails Physical Therapy, we strive to help with the “self-care” process of physical therapy that can prove vital to your recovery and help you through every day chronic pain.