What is Chronic Pain?
Pain that lasts for more than three months, or most often lasts beyond normal healing time is Chronic pain.
There are different types of chronic pain, pain from bones, muscles and joints or pain such as nerve pain as well as pain from cancer. Severity levels of chronic pain vary from mild to severe. It is different to acute pain, such as pain from an injury, which happens quickly and doesn’t usually last for long.
Living with Chronic Pain
It can be really hard work to live with chronic pain. Take care of yourself and do the things you enjoy. Chronic pain can affect your sleep and your mood. More than half of Australian adults with chronic pain become depressed or anxious. It is important to get help in managing chronic pain and treat any side effects that arise such as depression and/or anxiety.
How can an osteopath help manage chronic pain?
Osteopathic manipulative treatment is an option for chronic pain symptoms. Osteopathic treatment focuses on the individual as a whole, rather than just treating specific symptoms. Firstly, it is good to know that osteopathic treatment for pain and chronic pain doesn’t require medication.
Osteopathic manipulative treatment is a blanket term covering a wide array of hands-on, body manipulation therapies that are used by osteopaths to treat chronic pain.
If you are interested in giving osteopathic manipulative treatment a try for your chronic pain, our qualified Osteopath Shane Caulfield with over 30 years’ experience, at Central Coast Osteopath – Healthy Beings Centre can help!
Call Shane our Osteopath to speak with him about a tailored treatment plan that can help you manage chronic pain.