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Chronic Pain Syndrome/Fibromyalgia

We, at Anatomix Physical Therapy, understand the impact that pain can have. Each individual that suffers with Fibromyalgia and/or chronic pain are affected differently. In some cases, Fibromyalgia and patients with chronic pain can lead to decreased activity levels, job loss, or financial difficulties, as well as anxiety, depression, and disability. Our Physical therapists work together with patients struggling with chronic pain to lessen their pain and restore their activity to the highest possible levels. With treatment, the negative effects of chronic pain can be reduced.

What are some common forms of chronic pain? 

As you might imagine, there are many chronic pain-causing conditions that don’t go away on their own. Among the types which may be helped by physical therapy are:

  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Headaches
  • Pelvic joint pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Foot pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow

 

How can physical therapy help?

The type of pain you have, as well as its underlying cause, will determine what sort of treatment our physical therapists will recommend.  Among the techniques, our physical therapists employ to help relieve pain are manual therapy which includes passive stretching, trigger point dry needling and joint mobilizations. Our Physical Therapists will also take time to educate our patients on the importance of  posture and movement techniques to reduce pain is often a key part of chronic pain therapy, as are exercises for improving strength and flexibility.