Chronic Pain – Symptoms & Treatments
07th October 2015
Chronic pain can be caused by all kinds of conditions, including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. It can be present in any part of your body and can be both painful and distressing. Long-term pain can have a very negative impact on your daily life, so it’s important to seek an accurate diagnosis and an effective course of treatment. Our physiotherapists offer a range of rehabilitation and pain relief options for patients suffering from these types of conditions.
What Is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is defined as a constant pain that lasts for more than 3 months. It can sometimes last for years and can be in any part of the body. There are many different causes of chronic pain, as well as many different treatment methods. Chronic pain can make work, daily living and leisure activities very difficult – so it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible.
Causes – Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & More
Chronic pain is a broad term that describes the symptoms of many different conditions. It could be caused by a persistent whiplash injury, chronic back pain or arthritis. It can also describe gradual problems or injuries that haven’t settled or healed. Some of the more common causes are fibromyalgia (a condition that often causes chronic, widespread pain and fatigue) and chronic fatigue syndrome (which causes persistent exhaustion). Chronic fatigue syndrome is also known as M.E.
Chronic Pain Treatments
Our physiotherapists will start by giving you an accurate diagnosis for your chronic pain condition. We will then be able to decide what the best type of treatment will be for you as an individual. As well as specific treatments, we will be able to give you advice on coping and physical self-managing strategies. These will help you deal with your condition on a daily basis, making it easier to cope at home or at work.
If you are suffering from chronic pain, fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome, please contact us for a consultation with a fully qualified physiotherapist.