Chronic or persistent pain is pain that last for months or years. For some, chronic pain is the result of an injury, like a back strain, or an ongoing problem like arthritis but for some it can happen for no rhyme or reason. Global Industry Analysts, Inc. provided a report in 2011 that estimated over 1.5 billion people worldwide suffer from chronic pain, with the incidence rate increasing with age. Common chronic pain complaints include headache, neck pain, low back pain, arthritis pain, or neurogenic pain (pain resulting from damage to the peripheral nerves or to the central nervous system itself).
At Victoria Physical Therapy, we are dedicated to helping our patients with chronic pain overcome these disabling disorders. We want, more than anything, for our patients to get back to the life they love. Therefore, we focus on three key elements in treating pain: education, movement, and manual therapy techniques. The combination of therapeutic neuroscience education (TNE), movement, and in some cases utilizing a variety of manual therapy techniques, has shown significant evidence in helping people with persistent chronic pain.