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Persistent Pain - what is it and can it be treated?

Tuesday February 13, 2018 at 6:58pm
Persistent Pain - what is it and can it be treated

We all feel pain from time to time. When someone injures themselves, specific nerves send signals to the brain which are interpreted as pain, which in turn triggers the body’s repair mechanism. As the problem resolves the pain tends to improve and usually disappears. This type of pain is beneficial: if it hurts, you are likely to try and avoid doing whatever it is that has caused the pain in the future, so you are less likely to injure yourself in that way again.  

Occasionally the pain continues even after tissue healing has finished. When pain continues after this point, it becomes known as persistent (or is sometimes referred to as chronic) pain. This type of pain is not beneficial and is a result of the nerves becoming over sensitised, which means that a painful response will be triggered much more easily than normal. This can be unpleasant but doesn’t necessarily mean that you are doing yourself any harm simply by moving. You could think of this as a sensitive car alarm that goes off in error when someone walks past.

Persistent pain is very common and effects over 14 million people in the UK alone. It often does not respond to conventional medical interventions and needs a different kind of approach, but there are many things that you can do to improve this chronic pain. Osteopath is uniquely placed to help you overcome chronic pain and by supporting you back into an active lifestyle with graduated exercises and stretches which can help your recovery. Learning to pace your activities and setting goals and priorities are all very important and will help you to maintain a fulfilling lifestyle.

If you are suffering from persistent pain contact our professional team to find out how they could help you.

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