Chronic pain is a common condition experienced by many Canadians and often goes untreated. At Optimum Alberta Back and Neck Rehab, our specialists work together to provide personalized, nonpharmacological therapies for patients suffering from chronic pain conditions. In this article, we will discuss five common chronic pain conditions that we see in our clinic and how we can provide effective treatment to relieve the pain and restore functionality. So whether you’re dealing with back pain, neck pain, or any other debilitating condition, we have the expertise and resources to get you back to living your best life.
Top 5 chronic pain conditions and Treatments
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. Symptoms can include pain in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, and difficulty concentrating, which often makes the pain worse. Our team of experts can provide personalized treatment plans to help reduce pain and improve quality of life.
Treatments For Fibromyalgia
One of the treatment options for Fibromyalgia is physical therapy. Our clinic offers individualized treatment plans to help alleviate acute pain and improve mobility through exercises tailored to the patient’s needs. Our clinic also provides psychological therapies such as cognitive-behavioural therapy and alternative therapies such as acupuncture and massage to supplement your recovery. We aim to provide comprehensive care that addresses chronic pain’s physical symptoms and emotional and psychological impact.
Osteoarthritis is another common chronic pain condition that affects the joints, particularly in the hands, hips, knees, and spine. It is caused by the breakdown and eventual loss of cartilage in the affected joint, making the pain worse and leading to stiffness and reduced mobility.
Treatments For Osteoarthritis
At our clinic, we offer a range of treatments for Osteoarthritis. These can include physical therapy, which can help alleviate pain and improve overall mobility. In cases where traditional pain treatments were ineffective, we may recommend one of our many advanced rehabilitation options, such as theDRX, MCU, MedX, or PrimusRS. With a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, our team of experts is committed to providing comprehensive care for this common chronic pain condition.
3. Lower Back Pain
Back Pain is one of the most common types of pain, affecting approximately 80% of adults at some point. Lower back pain is a chronic condition that various factors, including injury, poor posture, and spinal conditions such as degenerative disc disease, herniated discs or spinal stenosis, can cause. Common symptoms can include stiffness, reduced mobility, and sharp pain making everyday tasks more difficult, especially during the winter months in Calgary.
Treatments For Low Back Pain
When treating chronic lower back pain, our Optimum Alberta Back and Neck Rehab pain specialists utilize various approaches based on our patient’s needs. This can include physical therapy exercises to improve strength and mobility for pain relief, and non-invasive treatments unique to our clinics, such as DRX 9000 Non-surgical spinal decompression and MedX Lumbar Extention treatments. We are one of the few clinics in Alberta that offer this cutting-edge technology and have had incredible success with these treatments.
Our physical therapists prioritize patient education to help you understand how to manage and prevent your pain condition. With personalized treatment plans and a focus on comprehensive care, we are dedicated to helping you find relief from your chronic pain and improve your overall quality of life.
4. Chronic Neck Pain
Neck pain is a debilitating health condition that can seriously impact a person’s quality of life. Neck pain is a common chronic pain condition that various factors, including muscle strain, injury, poor posture, or degenerative disc disease, can cause. Common symptoms can include stiffness, reduced mobility, and sharp pain.
Treatments For Neck Pain
For chronic neck pain, treatment options at Optimum Alberta Back and Neck Rehab may include physical and occupational therapy exercises to improve strength and mobility for pain relief and unique non-invasive treatments such as our Neck Rehab Program using the BTE Multi-Cervical Rehab Unit (MCU). Through a personalized treatment plan and emphasis on patient education and empowerment, our goal is to help you find long-term relief and improve your quality of life.
5. Migraine Headaches:
Migraine headaches and tension headaches are common and debilitating chronic pain conditions. They can be triggered by several factors, including stress, certain foods, and hormonal changes. Common symptoms can include intense pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound.
Treatments For Migraine Headaches
At Optimum Alberta Back and Neck Rehab, we offer various treatment options for migraine headaches, including noninvasive treatments such as physiotherapy, massage and acupuncture in addition to our advanced treatments. Additionally, we work with each patient to identify potential triggers and lifestyle changes that can help prevent future attacks. Our specialists are dedicated to providing comprehensive care that addresses this chronic pain condition and its underlying causes.
Book Your Appointment Today!
At Alberta Back and Neck Rehab, we understand the challenges of living with chronic pain. Therefore, we are dedicated to providing you with comprehensive care to help reduce pain and improve your quality of life. Our clinic is dedicated to providing robust and comprehensive care incorporating traditional and alternative treatments to address your needs. We believe in personalized treatment programs and occupational therapy plans tailored to your unique needs and symptoms. We strive to help you manage your pain conditions to help you regain control of your life and improve your overall well-being. Don’t let chronic pain hold you back any longer; contact us at (403) 234-0040 or book your appointment online!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of some common questions we receive about these chronic pain conditions and their treatments:
Do I need to be referred by a doctor to get treatment?
No, you can book an appointment directly with our clinic without a referral.
Is there a correlation between lifestyle and chronic pain?
Lifestyle changes such as exercise, a healthy diet, stress management techniques, and getting enough sleep plays a vital role in treating chronic pain. For example, regular exercise can help strengthen support muscles, which helps to prevent reinjuries while improving mood and reducing stress and enhancing the quality of life.
What is the role of alternative medicine in treating chronic pain?
Alternative medicine, such as acupuncture and massage therapy, can effectively manage chronic pain. Therefore, we are pleased to offer these treatments to supplement your recovery.
What other treatments do you offer?
Psychological therapies have proven highly effective in helping patients manage their symptoms. Our Calgary clinic offers cognitive-behavioural therapy to help you manage your acute pain symptoms in addition to standard pain rehab treatment.