Chronic pain is pain that persists for weeks, months, or years. Persistent pain often starts with a minor injury or illness, but instead of the pain getting better as the injury heals, the pain persists.
Effective management of persistent pain requires intervention that helps re-wire the nervous system. Physical Therapists help re-learn normal postures and movements that we may have adopted to guard the pain.
Selected pain modulation modalities for pain relief, gentle mobilizations, active exercises, or selected manual therapy techniques may be used.