Manage Chronic Pain with Physical Therapy

Fifty million Americans suffer from chronic pain—the pain results in lost work, wages, and time with family and friends.

Everyone’s pain is different and unique to them, but the definition of chronic pain is pain that lasts for more than twelve weeks. The good news is that most can manage chronic pain with physical therapy.

What Are the Causes of Chronic Pain?

Some experience chronic pain for no specific reason, but most patients are also diagnosed with one of the following conditions:

  • Trauma or injury
  • Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Cancer
  • Nerve Damage or Neuropathy
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Physical therapy puts you in charge of your chronic pain through exercise and education.

Manage Chronic Pain with Physical Therapy

You may wonder how physical therapy can help if you suffer from chronic pain. Well, statistics show that the opposite relieves pain. Physical therapy keeps your body moving, and that is proven to reduce pain. When in pain, your first reaction is to lead a sedentary lifestyle.

When you stay active, you can better manage pain. Physical therapy helps you stretch, move and practice good posture. It also reduces stress by providing relaxation techniques.

Manage Chronic Pain at The Therapy Network

What can you expect when you visit The Therapy Network? We will create an individualized treatment plan to fit your needs and pain level. You can expect six to eight weeks of therapy sessions at one of our six locations in Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, or Chesapeake, Virginia.

Your custom therapy may include the following:

You will also be prescribed an at-home movement plan and learn strategies to keep the pain away.

You can manage chronic pain with physical therapy. The Therapy Network has appointments available today, and you do not need a physician’s referral to schedule an appointment.