Chronic Pain

Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. Once the injury heals, you stop hurting.  But for many people, pain continues long after its cause is gone. Chronic pain is often defined as any pain lasting more than 12 weeks. Whereas acute pain is a normal sensation that alerts us to possible injury, chronic pain is very different. Chronic pain persists often for months or even years. Some of the leading causes of chronic pain include: past injuries or surgeries, back problems, infections, migraines, arthritis, nerve damage, fibromyalgia. Chronic pain can interfere with your daily life, keeping you from doing things you want. Symptoms of chronic pain may include: joint pain, muscle aches, burning pain, sleep problems, loss of stamina and flexibility, mood problems, including depression, anxiety, and irritability. Chronic can be hard to treat, but possible. A mix of treatments like physical therapy, counselling, and relaxation techniques can help relieve your pain and the other symptoms that come with it.

 

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