If you’re in pain, you may be looking for long-term relief that doesn’t involve the use of prescription medication such as addictive opioids. Why have opioids proven to be so detrimental in the efficient long-term treatment of pain? The answer can be found by first understanding the mechanics of pain and the human body.
Following are 10 facts about the connection between pain and the brain that physical therapists around the country agree will help patients understand the important role of physical therapy in medication-free chronic pain management:
When your body is constantly in a state of high alert – either because it’s busy looking for pain or it’s busy reacting to pain – roadblocks can often be created to offset the effective treatment of your pain. That’s why physical therapy is such an important treatment option over often-addictive prescription medication. The primary purpose of physical therapy is to treat chronic pain by identifying why the pain is happening in the first place. In addition to helping patients correct their movement patterns and strengthen any tissue damage, the goal is to also teach the brain how to respond to potentially painful stimuli without exaggeration or misinformation.
Pain is an extremely common condition that almost every person will experience at some point during life. If you’d like to learn more about physical therapy as a treatment alternative to prescription medication, Green Sports Medicine would be happy to get you added to our schedule for a consultation. Call us or email us now for an appointment.