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Chronic Pain

Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain in Lakeville, Minnesota

You may be suffering chronic pain that is affecting every area of your life. You may have experienced decreased activity levels, job loss, or financial difficulties, as well as anxiety, depression, and disability. A physical therapist can work with you to lessen your pain and restore your daily activity to the highest possible levels. With treatment, the adverse effects of chronic pain can be reduced.

Olson Family Chiropractic offers comprehensive physical therapy treatments plans that target the affected areas and help minimize your chronic pain.

What is Causing Your Chronic Pain?

You may be able to identify where your chronic pain is located, but you may not know why it keeps recurring. Below are some of the leading causes of chronic pain:

The stress poor posture places on your back can lead to anatomical changes in your spinal cord. Poor posture can also lead to back pain by causing problems with your muscles, discs, and joints.
Twisting or pulling a muscle or tendon can result in a strain. A chronic strain usually results from the prolonged repetitive movement of the joints, muscles, and tendons.
Any trauma that causes jarring or a violent blow to your head, shoulders, neck, back, or joints can lead to chronic dysfunction, thus, creating a great deal of pain.
Arthritis causes redness and swelling and leads to inflammation of the joint. The disease eventually leads to wear and tear in the joints.
If the bony arch to the spine does not fully develop, spina bifida may occur, causing disability and pain.

Physical Therapy Treatment for Chronic Pain

Physical therapy intervention from Olson Family Chiropractic can treat your chronic pain. Therapy can help you maintain an active lifestyle by reducing pain that aggravates old injuries or puts you at risk of being injured again. Our treatment plan can treat your inflammation and address the movement dysfunction that is causing your pain.

Other benefits of physical therapy for chronic pain include:

We can help you understand the cause of your pain, select the best treatment, take care of yourself, make healthy lifestyle choices, and plan a daily exercise routine.
Strength training protects your bones, builds muscle mass, develops your body mechanics, and can manage your chronic pain.
We can help you improve your flexibility to reduce the risk of injury and improve your overall performance no matter where you go.
We can mobilize joints throughout your body such as neck, upper, middle, and lower back, and sacroiliac joints such as, shoulders, wrists, hands, hips, knees, feet, and ankles.

Passive and Active Therapy for Chronic Pain

There are essentially two different types of therapy for chronic pain: Passive and Active. While each has their own merits, the kind of treatment we administer depends on the severity of your condition and how much activity you can handle.

Manual Therapy: Assessing Your Pain

In manual therapy, we use our hands to provide treatment. Manual treatment may include therapist-guided exercises, massage, soft-tissue mobilization, or direct joint manipulation. Manual therapy helps us isolate the problem that is causing you pain.

You can tell us where your pain hurts, and we can assess your therapeutic needs going forward. Manual therapy also paves the way for active therapy.

Active Therapy: Strengthening Your Body

Active therapy allows you to engage in therapy independently by participating in strengthening and stretching exercises. For instance, to reduce pain in your knees, we may focus on the quads and hamstrings to help your knees absorb shock. As you strengthen your muscles, we integrate stretching exercises into your workout avoid muscle tightness and tension.

In most cases, our patients require both passive and active therapy to slowly build back strength, mobility, and range of motion. The intensity of the exercise depends on how well you progress and your current condition. We will never overwork you or cause more pain than necessary.

Physical Therapy Can Treat Your Chronic Pain

If you suffer from chronic pain and are seeking treatment, contact Olson Family Chiropractic. We provide chiropractic adjustment, physical therapy, and massage therapy for patients in Lakeville, Minnesota and the surrounding area.

To schedule a consultation or physical therapy session, contact our therapist, Crystal Luxmore at (952) 431-7400, or you can message us at info@myofcw.com.

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