Chronic Pain

chronic pain treatment in HamiltonChronic pain can affect any part of the body and cannot always be traced to a cause.

People usually seek treatment for chronic pain when it begins to limit their mobility or interfere with daily tasks.

Main Street Health’s multi-disciplinary approach is designed to manage chronic pain so you can get back to a normal routine.

What is chronic pain?

Chronic pain is usually defined as pain that lasts more than 12 weeks. Unlike acute pain, it may not be traceable to a specific injury.

In many cases, chronic pain is low intensity, but it can also be severe. It may even grow in intensity over time. Even low-grade pain can interfere with work, sports, or other activities when it persists.

Chronic pain can occur anywhere in the body

Some of the most common types of chronic pain include:

What causes chronic pain?

We often don’t know what causes chronic pain. Sometimes, it results from stress or chronic tension. It may also be related to an old injury or illness you thought was healed. In many cases, it’s a symptom of another condition.

Some common conditions associated with chronic pain include:

  • sciatica
  • osteoarthritis
  • fibromyalgia
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • degenerative disc disease
  • scoliosis or spinal stenosis
  • chronic inflammation (tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis)

While knowing the source of chronic pain can help to treat it, you don’t have to know the cause to manage chronic pain. If you want relief, consult our therapists today.

How do I treat or manage chronic pain?

Chronic pain treatment usually draws on a number of therapies. At Main Street Health, we’ve gathered several practitioners in one location to make this multi-disciplinary approach more convenient.

Complete chronic pain rehabilitation may include:

Our therapists can also give you tips for dealing with chronic pain between appointments. We even offer a number of pain relief products, such as:

The team at Main Street Health specializes in pain management techniques. Let them create a chronic pain treatment program just for you, starting with an in-depth consultation.

You can get relief from chronic pain — just call Main Street Health.

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