Pain is a protective mechanism which alerts us to harmful stimuli to make us withdraw. Pain is our body’s way of protecting us from the danger.
Pain creates an awareness of an injury to part of the body creating a mental barrier for us to be reminded to protect the area. Pain signals are passed from this area to the brain through electrical impulses, the brain then responds with an appropriate reaction.
Pain is the body’s natural protective mechanism but can sometime prevent / hinder rehabilitation as the individual will be experiencing too much pain to enable compliance with their physiotherapy session.
There are two main types of pain. Nociceptive and Non-Nociceptive which both can be divided into two types of pain groups; these are explained as:
Pain can also be categorized as chronic or acute. Chronic and acute pain is defined upon the time of onset (how long the pain had been present for):
Many different theorists define the time definition differently. The duration of the different categories can vary between clinicians.
Physiotherapy can help the individual who is suffering with pain. They can assist with the following:
These can all be done through physiotherapy techniques by our senior and experienced physiotherapists. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.
There are many different techniques which can be used (dependent upon cause of pain) to help treat pain as a symptom. Some of the treatments which can be used are:
Dependent upon the cause of the pain and the outcome of the assessment our senior experienced physiotherapists will use their judgement to decipher the appropriate techniques.
Pain can cause distress to the individual preventing them from participating in their normal activities of daily living which can be debilitating them.
Physiotherapy can help the individual self manage and offer pain reducing physiotherapy treatments.
For an experienced opinion please contact us to arrange an appointment.