Living with pain can be a nightmare, and nobody is immune from it. Pain can be caused by a range of different factors, such as injuries, lifestyle, chronic health conditions and more. When it comes to pain management, it’s important to identify the cause of pain in order to treat it effectively.
What is pain management?
In a physiotherapy sense, pain management is all about identifying the causes of pain and offering suitable treatment plans. Pain management often involves working with other medical professionals to determine the cause of pain before devising a treatment plan.
In many cases, there may not be just a single cause of your pain. For example, you may have an existing injury which you’ve never really recovered from. But this could also have led to ergonomic problems with your posture. Only when we identify the source of your pain can we develop an appropriate way forward.
Pain management can incorporate a range of different treatment options, such as massage, supervised exercise, targeted exercise programs, and of course education on how other factors could contribute to your pain.