Chronic pain can prove hugely debilitating and occur after many types of trauma. In normal circumstances tissues heal without problems after traumatic injury. There are many reasons why an injury may not heal as normal and this can lead to Chronic pain. Chronic Pain Treatment is typically refers to injuries that have still not healed after three months. In some, cases pain associated with an initial trauma may last years.
There are a variety of Chronic Pain Treatment options available to those suffering from the effects of persistent pain. Myofascial trigger points (MTrP’s) can often play a part in chronic pain conditions and unresolved trauma. Unresolved trauma can hamper the bodies ability to heal after injury. Trigger points are taut bands of muscle fibres, which can refer pain. One might feel such pain locally near the trigger point or referred to other areas of the body, As time progresses with chronic pain, other factors can come into play. Persistent pain has more than just a physical element and frequently has emotional and even psychological aspects over time. Chronic pain often negatively impacts a many bodily systems, which in effect can compound perception of pain.
Treatment for chronic pain requires an holistic approach, due to the wide range of factors that can play a part in persistent pain. Often there is a need to treat more than just the physical aspects of pain. There are many manual therapy techniques which can be used to treat musculoskeletal and myofascial pain, including trigger points. It is possible to treat myofascial pain with a number techniques including trigger point dry needling and neuromuscular therapy. Other techniques such as myofascial release and soft tissue release can also work well in relieving pain and improving restricted mobility.