Chronic pain

Treatments Chronic pain More about Chronic pain

Chronic or persistent pain is lasting from 3 months to lifetime. Long term pain has many physical causes such as arthritis, old injury, illness, nerve damage or back problems. However, psychological factors such as depression, low mood, and anxiety can play a massive part in the process of perceiving pain. Combined with social pressures like housing issues, family and job problems can make the pain unbearable. Pain is not visible, therefore, at AMR physiotherapy we strive to help people who suffer in silence.

At AMR physiotherapy we concentrate at individual as a whole and try to find a way to manage the symptoms better. It sometimes feels like chronic pain is being stigmatised. Other times, people feel like the only way to manage is with medication. However, pain medication tends to have significant side effects which can change individual’s personality, make them lethargic and apathetic.

Chronic pain is there to stay, but it does not mean it is there to limit your life and enjoyment. We will help to understand pain better and hopefully find ways to manage it.

Our sessions will include:

  • Mindfulness and relaxation
  • Gentle exercises
  • Manual therapy and massage
  • Advice

Symptoms consist of pain, pins and needles, numbness, burning sensation, altered sensation.

Pain can be widespread or localised.

Pain is poorly understood concept and every case is different

If you are unsure what is going on and the best things to be doing, we can help!

We understand the impact that pain can have on your daily life and the mental space it can take up, stopping you being able to do the things that are important to you.

We will ensure a thorough assessment by discussing your situation and a hands on screening to determine the structures that are affecting you.

This will allow you to have a clearer understanding of what is going on and we will guide you through the best treatment and adaptations you can follow, using an up to date evidence based, honest approach to allow you to get back to the things that are important to you sooner.

If you would like to book with one of our skilled and friendly team please book an appointment