What Does Unresolved Pain Mean to You?

 

What Does Unresolved Pain Mean to You?

Post by Maggie Gebhardt PT, DPT, OCS When people hear the words unresolved pain, they often mistakenly think “chronic pain.” While chronic pain has a more negative connotation regarding pain that is unrelenting and persistent in nature, unresolved pain can mean a variety of things… For example, how many of you have had 1-2 episodes of back pain for the last 5-10 years? We hear all the time, “Yeah I throw my back out a couple of times a year.” That is unresolved pain. Those episodes are not separate incidents, but a continuation of an unresolved back injury from years ago. How about, “I roll my ankles all the time. It’s no big deal.” Well, it is a big deal and…

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How long will I need therapy for chronic neck and back pain?

  Brian Yee PT, MPhty, OCS, FAAOMPT It really depends, as chronic neck and back pain are usually from a multitude of problems. Some areas could be from tissue dysfunctions such as muscle trigger points, fascial restrictions, joint dysfunctions, or herniated discs. It could be from abnormal movement patterns such as poor muscle stability, muscle imbalances, or improper ergonomics or technique in sports/lifting. Pain itself can be categorized into different types as well..so depending on the type of pain you have, should dictate the type of treatment you get. Lastly, internal issues such as medical pathologies, food intolerances, vitamin/hormonal imbalnces can be causing your pain. Receiving a thorough examination to determine the major contributing factors is vital in comprehensively treating…

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Chronic Pain Can Be a Pain

Most all people have experienced some form of pain in their lifetime.  Feelings of pain can present from skinning your knee on your first fall off of a bicycle to the tiniest of papercuts or rehabilitating a surgical procedure. Each person can feel and interpret pain in many different ways in the many different circumstances it may present. Generally, pain is thought of as a symptom or result of an incident, such as those mentioned above, or a disease, like the aches commonly felt with the flu. In these cases, most healthcare practitioners focus on treating the cause of the pain, knowing that eventually the pain should subside as your body heals. However, in cases in which pain persists outside of its expected time frame of…

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