Chronic pain often affects our ability to function, our ability to participate in and enjoy life.
Our goal is not only to reduce your pain, but also to increase your level of function, so you can do more and enjoy more of what life has to offer. Physical therapy is often an important part of our care plan. Medications and injections may help your pain, but with physical therapy, you can rebuild strength, flexibility, and endurance so that you can rehabilitate your body and regain function that chronic pain has taken away from you. Many of our patients enjoy therapy after experiencing its benefits.
Chronic pain can wear a person down physically, but it can also have negative psychological effects. Many individuals with chronic pain experience depression and anxiety. We regularly screen for these conditions and offer referrals for psychological counseling or a consultation with a Psychiatrist if needed. This is done in connection with a smartphone app our patients can use to track their pain levels, mood, sleep, and functioning.