Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a disease whereby a person experiences persistent or progressive pain over a long period of time which is often unaffected by medical treatments. In some cases there is an initial or on-going cause of pain, however for some sufferers there is no reasonable cause. With chronic pain, the body gets locked into a pattern of repeatedly releasing pain signals that have no useful purpose. Our Chartered Physiotherapists are trained in chronic pain management. Treatments may involve techniques to disrupt this pattern of pain signals, the introduction of relaxation and self-management strategies to help improve your quality of life and to identify and change negative thinking, unhelpful beliefs and habits which can contribute to pain and disability.