People suffering from chronic pain often feel as if pain has taken over their entire lives. Some people spend thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours in search of relief.
Massage, stretching, and exercise will not fix chronic pain alone. Specialized manual therapy techniques are needed to treat your inflamed nerves. These nerves have become swollen with inflammation that travels down the length of the entire nerve and into your limbs, causing muscle soreness, cramps, joint pain and swelling, burning, and even numbness. The swollen nerve actually leaks into the tissues causing even further pain.
Our therapists will employ manual therapy to help restore the ability of the veins and lymphatic system of the nerve to pump out swelling and to desensitize it, retraining your nerve to not overreact. Only after the nerves become less swollen and sensitive will physical activity, stretching, and exercise be incorporated into your personal therapy plan.
The very best thing we can offer is hope to the chronic pain sufferer. There are physical therapy interventions that can treat or even completely eliminate pain and restore your ability to function without the need for surgery or drugs. With a tailor made therapy plan, your therapist will use the right combination of techniques and approaches to best treat your chronic pain.
Some of the frequently treated conditions related to chronic pain include:
- Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
- Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CPRS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
- Periodic Paralysis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Temporal-Mandibular Pain (TMJ)
- Trauma or injury
- Old motor vehicle accidents
- Arthritis, bone spurs, stenosis
- Former surgeries or failed therapy
- abdominal surgeries such as cesarean sections and hysterectomies
- spinal joint and disc problems
- diabetes mellitus
- chronic headaches
During your time at Meridian Physical Therapy you'll work with the same therapists every time you attend, with no PT aids you will be in the hands of a therapist every visit
Advanced hands on techniques, to loosen tight muscles joints and tissues, to reduce or eliminate pain and restore mobility.
No one-size-fits-all protocols. Exercises are selected specifically for you and advanced at an appropriate pace.