Chronic Pain

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We offer evidence-based treatment options for a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain.

While just about everyone experiences some aches and pains, ongoing or chronic pain is a sign that something more severe may be wrong within your body. Pain is a natural reaction within your nervous system that helps to alert you that you may be experiencing an injury, with signals traveling from the affected area up the spinal cord to the brain. Although pain serves an important purpose in protecting the body from further injury, pain can quickly become problematic when it impacts your ability to participate in various activities or even complete daily tasks.

Chronic Pain

Pain is considered chronic if it lasts for 12 weeks or more. It can be constant or intermittent, sharp or dull, and impact any part of your body. Common types of chronic pain include:

  • Headaches
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Arthritis pain

Pain may not always be linked to a specific injury or event. Neurogenic pain is caused by damage to the nerves, while psychogenic pain doesn’t necessarily have a direct cause, such as an injury or disease.

If you are dealing with the challenges associated with chronic pain, contact Hampstead, Sneads Ferry, and Topsail Physical Therapy to schedule an appointment. We offer evidence-based treatment options for a wide range of conditions, including chronic pain.