Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons veterans seek health care. Far too quickly, opioids are prescribed, only leading to temporary relief and eventually more severe side effects.
Thankfully the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is learning better treatment methods, including physical therapy, as a safer and more effective way to approach and manage chronic pain.
How can seeing a physical therapist or functional pain manager help with chronic pain? We identify the recovery limiting factor. It may be a biomechanical problem, it may be a problem with your exercise routine, it may be a misunderstanding of what is safe or not for you, or it could be something else. We pinpoint the source of the pain and provide you with an accurate diagnosis. Through various treatment methods, including manual therapies, personalized exercises and stretches, dry needling, education, and pain neuroscience, we restore balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength, improving your movement and function and alleviating pain.
Chronic pain can saturate all aspects of your life. We strongly discourage opioids as a solution. There are better, more effective treatments available, and our unparalleled physical therapy and functional pain management may be your answer. On your first visit, we'll discuss the plan of care, expected outcomes, and how long it will take to achieve these outcomes. Come see us so we can help you decrease your pain while improving your movement.