Persistent or chronic pain is pain that continues for much longer than expected (three to six months) following injury or onset. The body’s own pain relief mechanisms have been unable to resolve the symptoms and there is no sign that the pain will resolve itself unaided. In cases of persistent pain the body’s nervous system function is altered and requires treatment to minimize painful symptoms.
Best Health Physiotherapists have extensive experience in the treatment of chronic pain. With thoughtful assessment and intervention, your physiotherapist can help you manage even persistent pain. As your symptoms become manageable, you can regain enjoyment and control of your life.