Physical Therapy – Managing Pain
Welcome to a Medical Minute segment with Danielle White, one of 18 physical therapists at Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group. The video below will cover how the brain experiences pain and helps one manage such pain.
The definition of pain is an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience. Pain is caused by a stimulus to your tissues and is personalized for everyone. Chronic pain is defined as any pain that lasts for three to six months or more. If you have chronic pain the best thing is to focus on what you can do and not what you can’t. There are four main things to focus on that can help alleviate pain is to:
- Educate the nerves
- Create good sleep habits
- Perform aerobic exercise
- Set recovery goals
To learn more about pain management visit one of Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group’s physical therapists today.
To schedule a physical therapy appointment at our North Campus location call. (719) 867-7320
To schedule a physical therapy appointment at our South Campus location call. (719) 622-4524