Chronic Pain Relief: Treatments That Can Help

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Are you among the millions of Canadians who suffer from chronic pain? Chronic pain can set off a chain reaction that affects physical function, daily activities, sleep, mood, emotions, thoughts, and beliefs about the future. This can exacerbate trauma and lead to a life centered on pain. However, by treating the root cause of physical pain, whether it was caused by ageing, injury, or disease, you can break the spiral of chronic pain, allowing you to feel better sooner.

 

Each Chronic pain episode and diagnosis is unique and will present differently from person to person. That is why our Physiotherapists and Chiropractors at Kent Chiro-Med (downtown Ottawa) create personalized treatment plans based on cutting-edge medical treatments and holistic therapies, allowing you to resume a pain-free lifestyle.

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Why Choose Kent Chiro-Med for the Treatment of Chronic Pain Relief?

We get to the root of your pain and treat it at its source.

Are you looking for a clinic that adopts a holistic approach to treat your pain? Many of our patients come to us after “trying everything else” with little to no improvement, or after getting told that there is no treatment and to just take strong medications to mask or numb their pain. We recognize how frustrating that is, and that it is not a true solution to your problems. You want to heal, not hide your pain and pretend it doesn’t exist, so we work with our patients to find the source of where it all starts.

We stand out because of the following: 

Accurate Diagnosis

Pain can be caused by a variety of factors, and it takes problem solvers to determine why you have it and how to treat it. This is what we do. We take the time to get to know you one on one, complete an in depth and thorough assessment to give you a diagnosis, and come up with a treatment plan that utilizes the most recent research and treatment techniques that are best suited to your condition.

Expert Practitioners

Our providers have extensive training and experience with specialized treatment techniques like myofascial release, Graston technique, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT),  Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), Interferential Current therapy (IFC), acupuncture, ultrasound, spinal decompression and Shockwave Therapy. We continuously challenge ourselves to improve and educate ourselves through seminars, professional development courses, and medical training, however we do not pretend to know everything, and we will always maintain our core values of honesty, integrity, and respect when working with you.

Holistic Treatment

Our treatment plans are comprehensive and include pain relief procedures, manual therapy for restoring soft tissue and joint mobility, self-management practices, education so you understand what is happening and why it happens, and specific exercises to improve the stability and strength of your body.  

 

Partner with us to achieve the following health goals

  • Understanding the causes of chronic pain
  • Regain control and manage your pain
  • Improve your mobility and physical function
  • Return to a higher standard of living

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How do we Treat Chronic Pain?

No medication, No operation, No downtime

At Kent Chiro-Med Wellness Clinic, we treat pain without the use of invasive procedures, or medications that can have devastating effects. Some of our strategies for treating chronic pain include:

Passive Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Techniques

Our physiotherapists and chiropractors begin by using passive techniques to alleviate your immediate discomfort. These natural treatment methods can include any combination of the following:

  • Cold compresses to reduce swelling/inflammation
  • Hot compresses to promote tissue relaxation
  • Soft tissue therapy to release trigger points, break up adhesions and relax tight muscles
  • Ultrasound therapy to improve blood flow and relax tight muscle fibres.
  • Electrical muscle stimulation to stimulate your body’s natural painkillers (endorphins)
  • Joint mobilizations and manipulations to improve mobility, relax surrounding musculature and reduce pain

Active Therapy

Once you start responding to passive physiotherapy & chiropractic care, the therapist will introduce you to an active treatment plan for maintenance.  

  • Targeted stretching and mobility exercises can loosen tight, painful muscles and increase joint mobility
  • Strength based exercises can alleviate chronic strain, improve power, and increase endurance
  • Proprioceptive and dynamic exercise to improve joint stability, balance, and coordination
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Chronic Pain in Canada

Millions of Canadians live with moderate to severe chronic pain. Statistics indicate:

  •  One in five Canadians lives with chronic pain, and almost 50% of people who experience chronic pain have lived with it for over ten years. 
  • One in three Canadians who are 65 years of age or older lives with chronic pain.
  • 11% to 38% of children and adolescents experience chronic pain at some point, which hinders their growth and education.
  • 41% of Canada’s 670,000 veterans are affected by chronic pain.
  • The estimated cost of treating chronic pain across Canada is $7.2 billion.

Pain-Types and Causes

Pain can be categorized into two types:

Acute Pain

Acute pain is pain that goes away on its own after a few hours, days, or weeks. A minor ankle sprain, for example, would be considered acute pain because the pain would go away within a few days.

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a persistent pain that lasts for over 3 months. Chronic pain can occur for a variety of reasons and is the most common reason for seeking medical attention. It can harm your quality of life by limiting your mobility, increasing your reliance on prescription drugs, and even causing anxiety and depression. All of this, however, can be avoided with the help of chiropractic care and physiotherapy.

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Causes of Chronic Pain

The following are some causes of chronic pain.
  • Chronic overuse injuries, such as tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, or carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Chronic pain syndromes, such as fibromyalgia which can impair nerves and muscles.
  • Degenerative joint disorders, such as osteoarthritis, resulting in chronic pain and inflammation.
  • Extensive lack of use of the body or certain body parts, such as a lengthy recuperation period following surgery
  • Internal scar tissue buildup which can obstruct nearby muscles and nerves.
  • General muscle weakness caused by bad posture or an imbalanced physique, resulting in knots or spasms.

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How do Chiropractic & Physiotherapy Adjustments Work?

Chiropractic treatment and physiotherapy share similar goals for your healing and recovery.

Evaluation and Diagnosis

One of the primary goals of chiropractic care and physiotherapy is to identify and treat the source of pain rather than masking symptoms with medication. Thus, we diagnose and treat physical problems as well as the underlying causes of those problems.   

Exercise Therapy

Due to the severity of chronic pain, participation in exercise sometimes declines out of fear of aggravating symptoms. In addition, patients are frequently advised not to move through discomfort so they develop anxiety of moving in fear of worsening their pain. Physiotherapists will be able to advise and prescribe pain-reducing exercises to help patients regain mobility. They also design a graded exercise program depending on the individual’s demands to improve strength and flexibility.

Electrotherapy Treatment

Electropathy treatment approaches can be useful in reducing pain. During this treatment, electrodes are placed on or near the area of pain, and soothing pulses are sent via these electrodes through the skin along the nerve fibres. These pulses suppress the pain signals to the brain.  

Heat and Cold Therapy

Heat and cold therapy can be used to help with pain desensitization. Heat relaxes the muscles, promotes circulation, and increases blood flow to the area, all of which can alleviate pain. Cold therapy lowers blood flow to the area, numbing it and decreasing the transmission of pain messages from your nerves to your brain.

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Manual Therapy

As a result of limited movement or activity owing to chronic pain, joints can become stiff and irritated. 

Massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, soft tissue therapy and stretching may be recommended by your therapist to enhance movement and relieve pain. Your chiropractor and physiotherapist can assist you by mobilizing and/or manipulating joints to restore movement. Soft tissue and joint treatments can help desensitize the painful area and improve mobility.

Hundreds of people in our community benefit from our patient-centred treatment approach to chronic pain.

What are you waiting for? Give us a call to reclaim your life. 

FAQs

Spinal manipulation can affect the joints, muscles and nerves in the area to decrease pain sensations, reduce muscle tightness and improve joint mobility. While spinal manipulation is the foundation of chiropractic therapy, other treatments such as soft tissue therapy, joint mobilizations, postural modifications, exercise instruction, and ergonomic training may also be included. Chiropractors today frequently collaborate with primary care physicians and physiotherapists to treat patients.

Yes. Physiotherapists, chiropractors, and physicians frequently collaborate to help you recover from injuries much faster. Getting services at the same time can improve pain, joint mobility and strength, thus reducing healing time.

Our objective is to determine the root cause of your suffering. For those with chronic pain, our innovative treatment is generating excellent benefits, however, each patient is unique and recovery time will vary according to their unique situation.