Are you someone that has been dealing with ongoing and persistent pain? There is a wide range of information on ‘doctor google’ that will attribute this pain to different anatomical structures and injuries.
One of the most important things to realise about ongoing pain is that pain does not necessarily mean tissue damage or injury. Pain is only an output of the brain. This is not to say that the pain you are experiencing is all in your head, your pain is 100% real. However, unfortunately the body’s way of processing input to the brain has become altered and previously non-painful inputs into the brain have become painful.
So what can be done?
Understanding why your body is feeling what it is feeling is one of the most important tools on your road to recovery. Knowledge is power. Some valuable resources include:
The noi (neuro orthopaedic institute) group suggest that knowledge and movement are the greatest pain and stress liberators. Once you have an understanding of why your body is responding the way it is, a gradual exercise program is a great way to return you to function.
The emphasis on recovery should be: how can we get you back to you doing what you love?
If you would like more information on how to treat and overcome persistent pain contact your local Melbourne physiotherapist.