Chronic Pain Treatments

Chronic Pain: Physiotherapy’s Role In Treating It

Everyone has had to deal with pain at some point in their lives. This is due to the fact that it is a universal bodily response. Chronic pain develops when pain persists after many attempts to locate the source of the issue. According to statistics, a large percentage of the global population suffers from various types of chronic pain. The majority of people complain of persistent back pain as a result of these factors.

Chronic pain isn’t simply something to be concerned about when you’re already in pain. More than 10% of Canadians suffer from chronic or recurrent aches and pains, which can lead to serious impairment if left untreated for too long! What variables influence growth? There is no obvious solution; it appears that mental circumstances such as moods and social situations where they occur, such as stressful events, may play a role.


What Is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain can be defined as pain that has persisted for more than two months. Even though it is not bad enough to drastically affect your health, it can still lead to other things such as reduced functional ability, physical decline, and even emotional stress.

Pain can be termed as chronic when it has already exceeded the normal tissue healing process, and there is no remaining evidence that the tissue with the pain is damaged. It can even develop to become a problem for the Central Nervous System.

There are different types of chronic. For example, there is hyperplasia, which generally translates to a heightened or exaggerated sensitivity to pain. Others include allodynia (the body being sensitive to a pain response of non-pain stimulus) and dysesthesia (the body reacting as a response to irregular, abnormal sensations).


Common symptoms of Chronic pain

  • The individual is caught in a vicious cycle of suffering that isn’t simply due to the pain’s progression.
  • When a person is in pain, especially when it comes to mobility, they prefer to avoid performing activities that aggravate their symptoms.
  • The person may choose to relax, but this is counterproductive because it causes secondary stiffness and weakness, aggravating the symptoms that the person is attempting to avoid.

Physiotherapy And Chronic Pain

Working with a physiotherapist or chiropractor from Physiotherapy First could be the missing piece of the puzzle for patients suffering from chronic pain. They can also assist you in managing the discomfort because they are more familiar with it. As a result, they can treat all of your pain problems holistically, thereby increasing your quality of life. The benefit of these therapists is that they have sufficient information to set realistic goals. These objectives will be matched to your lifestyle.

However, you have to note that they have to incorporate a multi-dimensional approach for a therapist to handle your chronic pain. This is where efforts from different apartments such as pain management consultancies, psychologists, GPs, and rheumatologists are harmonized to bring about better results.

Some of the ways that physiotherapists can treat chronic pain include

  • Awareness

This is where they give you a thorough explanation of what chronic pain is all about. The first step in overcoming pain is to acknowledge it. The courses you receive cover the various types of pains, such as acute and chronic, so you may determine clearly that the pain you’re experiencing is chronic pain.

  • Exercise therapy

Most people suffering from Chronic pain fear taking part in exercises, fearing that the pain might increase. However, the physiotherapist has enough knowledge to devise the best exercise routines to help you get better.

  • Soft tissue treatment

The physiotherapist might conclude that your body requires soft tissue treatments such as trigger point therapy, massage, stretching, or myofascial release to desensitize your pain.

  • Manual therapy

Chronic pain can cause your joints to stiffen, primarily due to limited movement. The physiotherapist can mobilize them and manipulate their movement to your advantage.

  • Acupuncture

This is a medical practice effective for chronic pain in parts such as the neck and back.

  • Electrotherapy

Electrotherapy can be used to alleviate your pain sufficiently. It basically involves using battery power systems to apply current to the skin.


Chances are, if you’re in pain and have been for a while now – it’s time to see a physiotherapist. It doesn’t matter what kind of injury or how long ago it was that caused this problem- physiotherapists can help!

Physiotherapy is known as one step among many others when treating chronic conditions. These are such as lower backache, which may present as an issue further up from the knees, down to the muscle tissues being too tight over these areas where they attach via connective tissue called tendons. And this is just one potential source of chronic pain, meaning that the possible pain source is many.

That said, the goal during therapy sessions would be to alleviate discomfort and promote healing by doing gentle deep stretches. This is done using tapping techniques alongside passive relaxation exercises designed specifically for each patient’s condition. All of these will be sorted when you get a certified physiotherapist to take a look at your condition.


Why Choose Physiotherapy First for Chronic Pain Treatments and Services?

Our Brampton physiotherapists are well-educated and trained in the latest techniques and methods used to treat chronic pain. They undergo ongoing training and certification programs to further provide exceptional quality of care for each of our patients.

To learn more about chronic pain physiotherapy treatments and services, how they could benefit you, or to schedule an initial consultation, please feel free to call Physiotherapy First at 905-796-6662 today!

We look forward to speaking with you to answer any questions you may have, discussing your health benefits plan coverage, and helping you alleviate your pain and discomfort to feel better.