"Why am I still experiencing pain after my injury?"
Your body is very adaptable and great at healing itself. Even after significant injuries or surgeries, your body finds a way to recover, so why does pain persist well beyond this healing period?
Persistent or ‘chronic’ pain defines pain that it continuous for more than three months after the original injury. Understanding persistent pain is very complex but understanding some of the science around pain may help in your management.
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. It is not just a physical sensation and is influenced by our attitudes, beliefs, personality and social factors. Persistent pain can also affect emotional and mental wellbeing.
To help you understand this better, the following video is a short animation about chronic pain, which explains some of complexities of pain. There may be aspects of this video that may relate to you.
At the Physio Clinic, our physiotherapists have training in pain science. Your physiotherapist will work with you to identify factors why your pain is persisting and develop an individualised plan to help you manage your pain.
Contact The Physio Clinic on 8342 1233 or click below to book online.
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