For most people, pain is a fleeting reminder that something is wrong in their body that resolves when its cause heals. But for millions of Minnesota residents, chronic back pain never resolves, leaving them to live with discomfort every day with no relief in sight. Chronic pain can be difficult to live with because, as a silent illness, it can’t be seen on the outside despite how miserable it is making you. For many chronic pain sufferers, chronic back pain can make them feel like they aren’t really living their lives.
At Twin Cities Chiropractic Physical Therapy, we love helping Minnesota residents take back their lives from chronic pain. In this post, we’ll talk about how we can help you manage your chronic back pain through physical therapy treatments.
1. Knowledge is Power.
According to research, pain patients who understand the mechanisms behind pain are more likely to experience high outcomes from their physical therapy with less medication. Researchers hypothesize that becoming educated about pain can aid pain sufferers in their ability to control their pain response.
Physical therapy also helps pain patients to better understand their own physical limitations and avoid adding injury to their already elevated pain. A physical therapist can work with his or her patients to help them develop healthy goals and take better care of their bodies.
2. Massage and Manual Therapy Decrease Pain.
When you work with a physical therapist for pain management, this gives you access to massage and manual therapy as part of your regular treatment. When your physical therapist uses manual therapy, he or she will work with your soft tissues and manipulate them to gain a better understanding of why you are experiencing pain. Both massage and manual therapy can help you to relax and heal, providing better overall pain relief.
3. Physical Therapy Reduces Your Need for Medication.
One of the biggest reasons chronic pain sufferers continue to live with chronic pain is due to their fear of reliance on regular pain medications. Because physical therapy helps you to increase your range of motion rather than covering up the symptoms of pain, it is often highly effective at reducing the need for medications.
Using prescription pain medications can mean living with unwanted risks and side effects, and NSAIDs aren’t always effective. Additionally, many medications may carry more risks than benefits with long-term use.
Contact our Twin Cities Chiropractic Physical Therapy for Chronic Back Pain Help
When you’re suffering from chronic back pain, it can sometimes feel like your entire life is pain. Chronic pain can cause you to miss out on important family events or even interfere with your job. That’s why at Twin Cities Chiropractic Physical Therapy, we work hard to help our patients increase their overall quality of life through a combination of helpful treatments.
By combining massage, physical therapy, and traditional chiropractic treatment, our experienced therapists can help you take back your life. Speak to one of our Twin Cities Chiropractic Physical Therapy team members today to get started on your journey to pain relief at 651-224-1921, or contact us to get your visit scheduled.