Tag: Pain

Pain Management Part-Three: Mind Games
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Pain Management Part-Three: Mind Games

By MiKayla Christensen, PT, DPT, MTC, Physical Therapy A growing body of evidence suggests that understanding how our pain systems work is an excellent strategy in managing it. Knowing simple information about how your brain and nerves work can help reduce your chance of developing more chronic pain symptoms. During the #ChoosePT campaign, we’ve shared some...

Pain Management Part-Two: Pain is Personal
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Pain Management Part-Two: Pain is Personal

By MiKayla Christensen, PT, DPT, MTC, Physical Therapy Doctor-prescribed opioids are appropriate in some cases, but they just mask the pain —and opioid risks include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping use. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention recommend physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to addictive opioids for...

Pain Management Part-One: The Brain on Pain
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Pain Management Part-One: The Brain on Pain

By MiKayla Christensen, PT, DPT, MTC, Physical Therapy Did you know that physical therapy is a safe and effective alternative to opioids for treatment of chronic pain conditions? The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) uses the month of October to encourage others to learn about the multiple ways physical therapists can help manage pain. As physical therapists,...