What is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than 3 months and that the person continues to feel despite many treatment approaches. Chronic pain is a problem in itself. It is quite common all over the world and is frequently seen in elderly patients. Chronic pain is a serious problem that affects the person in pain and their relatives. It affects the whole life of the person. It can limit activities of daily living and make the patient feel weak and tired. Persistent pain can also lead to a depressed mood.
Physical Therapy in Chronic Pain Treatment
Drug therapy and physical therapy are preferred in the treatment of chronic pain. Within the scope of chronic pain complaints, a treatment program is created with a holistic approach as a result of detailed preliminary evaluation and assessments. Individuals can return to their daily lives in a short time.
Physical Therapy Approaches Used in Chronic Pain Treatment
- Physical therapy agents,
- Manual Therapy
- Relaxation exercises
- Stretching exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Cardiovascular exercises