Whenever you experience back pain, it’s usually during work or when you’re doing strenuous physical activities. When your body becomes too tired from sitting for long hours or exhausted after several hours of running or doing yard work, pain starts to manifest in specific areas of the body. Such pain is what we call acute pain, or fast and immediate pain, which generally goes away.
However, there is another kind of pain that does not go away so easily and instead constantly reoccurs. This is what we call chronic pain and it is a warning sign that something detrimental is happening in the body.
Chronic pain is often caused by an underlying condition. While this pain reoccurs frequently, it can be difficult to find its cause, which is not always easily identifiable. That’s why it’s important to go through a thorough checkup, so you can identify the cause of the pain and begin proper treatment to address the issue and reduce the pain. If you don’t, the chronic pain can worsen and become a huge hindrance, resulting in limited body movement, physical stress, decreased functionality, and inflammation in your muscles, tendons, and nerves.
Physical Therapy Specialists in New York can help you manage and reduce chronic pain. Physical therapy is an excellent treatment option for chronic pain that specifically targets pain and inflammation in the body to reduce its symptoms of muscle stiffness and limited movements and, through a series of exercises and massage treatments, find gradual relief from the recurring pain they’ve been experiencing.
Another benefit of physical therapy is that it is a more personalized treatment. Physical therapists at Chiropractic Manhattan make each patient go through a thorough screening and evaluation to help them determine the most appropriate treatment for their needs. Physical therapy exercises are personalized, so patients are able to go through sessions with minimal discomfort and pain.