Are you preoccupied with pain throughout your day? Do you have to avoid or curb participation in work-related or desirable activities due to discomfort and dysfunction? While most of us will experience at least some physical pain from time to time, for some people their pain becomes chronic and long-lasting, which can lead to significant physical and mental distress.
If you’re one of these people, we encourage you to call our physical therapy clinic and schedule an initial examination today. We have so much to offer chronic pain sufferers looking for relief from their symptoms and an improvement in quality of life—ideally without having to rely on drugs or invasive procedures!
According to the American Physical Therapy Association, as many as 116 million Americans are living with chronic pain, a broad condition which costs upwards of $635 billion annually for medical treatment, disability, and lost wages. Chronic pain is technically defined as pain and dysfunction persisting for longer than three months.
Chronic pain conditions often (though not always) begin as acute pain conditions which do not properly heal and/or are not properly treated. For many, chronic pain becomes a lifelong struggle that can severely disrupt a person’s ability to participate in work, sports, leisure, and life in general.
Chronic pain generally has a combination of environmental and genetic components. Risk factors include family and medical history, advancing age, a history of trauma, alcohol use, tobacco use, mental health, and the presence of other comorbid conditions like obesity. In some cases, chronic pain is considered “idiopathic,” meaning there is no clear cause.
Our physical therapy team frequently diagnoses and treats the following chronic pain conditions:
Given the harrowing data about the widespread opioid epidemic in this nation, it’s no surprise that the CDC recommends conservative treatment methods such as physical therapy over opioids whenever possible. At our clinic, you can meet with an experienced physical therapist who can prescribe a variety of medication-free techniques to improve or resolve your chronic pain and help you get back to the job roles and activities you enjoy.
Common techniques we offer for chronic pain sufferers include:
Is chronic pain keeping you from the lifestyle you want? It is possible to find holistic relief that lasts without having to expose yourself to side-effect riddled drugs and invasive interventions. Contact our physical therapy clinics located in Casper, WY and Glenrock, WY today for a consultation so we can help you thrive!