After an acute injury our body responds with pain, muscle guarding, and swelling. These usually naturally resolve as the tissue that was injured heals. Unfortunately, sometimes in the case of chronic pain the nervous system is continuing to get the signals of injury and telling the body to continue to create; pain, muscle guarding, and swelling.
A few possible scenarios when it comes to chronic pain;
1. The tissue has healed and the body doesn’t know it
Our job is to help calm down the nervous system’s signals, help stabilize what is too loose, increase mobility in what is too tight, and improve your ability to move without pain throughout your day.
2. There is still some underlying issue that is causing pain
If there is something still causing pain (i.e. bone spur, bone on bone arthritis) our job is to resolve all of the secondary problems and support you in getting further appropriate medical services if needed.
Some Chronic Pain issues we can help with;
- Pain that has lasted beyond normal healing timelines
- Multiple region pain
- Headaches/ Migraines