Living with chronic pain can be very tough…
Living with chronic pain can affect our quality of life. Chronic pain is usually classified as pain which has not resolved after greater than 3 months. It may have been the results of an injury or accident e.g. motor vehicle accident. It is important that you learn how to manage this pain, and hopefully recover from it as well.
How pain affects the body
The body’s reaction to unrelieved pain includes:
- increased heart and blood pressure
- higher levels of stress hormones
- gastrointestinal problems
- musculoskeletal problems including tension and fatigue
- emotional problems including anxiety and depression
Therefore it is important to manage all the areas that chronic pain can affects. This could include your GP, councillor, psychologist or even a Specialist. You may also require the help of a Physiotherapist, Podiatrist, Dietitian, or Exercise Therapist to help address your physical needs.
Together we can help…
At Top To Toe Health, we treat chronic pain very seriously. We will sit down with you, assess you and help set realistic goals with realistic timeframes. As a group of therapists, we will work with you to help you manage and hopefully recover from your chronic pain. We also have affiliations with a trusted network of GPs and Specialists who can also assist and guide you.