Chronic Pain Syndrome

By Nichole Clayton, PT, ATC

Chronic Pain Syndrome Overview

By: Nichole Clayton, PT, ATC

Chronic pain syndrome affects around 116 million Americans each year. It used to be that someone was defined as having chronic pain if that pain lasted more than 6 months. Now, pain that lasts more than a month is put into that category after the potential for tissue repair might normally occur. This shift indicates that health providers are recognizing chronic pain earlier. In addition, they are better able to stop negative attitudes and behaviors towards the pain.

Chronic Pain Syndrome can affect many people. Get treated at JOI today.

Neck Pain

Individuals with chronic pain are often given options to participate in a multidisciplinary pain management programs. This consists of a team of doctors and other healthcare professionals. It can include physical and occupational therapists. These therapy practitioners appreciate and can address the full complexity of a client’s chronic pain. Pain is multi-factorial and doesn’t only affect physical ability. Additionally, it affects cognitive ability due to anxiety and high stress levels.

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Physical and occupational therapists play an important role in managing chronic pain. They administer a variety of evidence-guided treatments. This can include:

  • strengthening and flexibility exercises
  • manual therapy
  • posture awareness
  • body mechanics instruction

Therapists are able to gradually increase the intensity of active exercises. They also educate the patient about how brain and central nervous system hypersensitivity contribute to their chronic pain. Therapist can evaluate the various physical, cognitive, and psychological elements simultaneously at play in someone with chronic pain.  Then the therapy practitioners can help clients to cope with and manage their pain. Furthermore, this is so people can accomplish the activities most important to them.

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JOI Fracture and Injury Care

JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904) JOI-2000. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. Finally to learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.

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