Most pain goes away after an injury heals, but sometimes the pain can keep coming back for months – or even years. If you’ve ever wondered why you seem to have chronic pain more than the people around you, it may be because you are more susceptible to it.

Chronic pain is a sensitivity problem, not a tissue problem

The truth is, anyone can be susceptible to chronic pain. Even after the injured tissue has healed, different stimulants can still affect you. Your brain can perceive different types of sensations likes temperature change, pressure, and stretch as a threat post-injury. Because of this, your brain sends out pain receptors causing you those aches and pains that keep you up at night. This can continue long after the initial injury, which is what classifies it as chronic pain.

Trying physical therapy can help your chronic pain

Chronic pain can be tough to deal with, especially when you thought the injury was healed and the pain was gone for good. Trying physical therapy may be the best option for you and an answer to your problem. Physical therapy will help both your brain and your body heal properly. Momentum Physical Therapy offers a variety of techniques to help assist in your chronic pain issues. These therapies include:

• helping your brain figure out how to move your body again
• addressing limitations of the affected body region
• treating impairments that are contributing to your sensitivity issues

Momentum Physical Therapy focuses on healing your body from top to bottom to ensure that your pain is dealt with from all angles. So when you decide that it’s time to help cure your chronic pain, be sure to give Momentum Physical Therapy a call.