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Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is defined as residing pain that persists after the required healing time for the injury has passed. As with the condition itself it can be hard to define but it is routinely categorised as a pain that has been persistent for a period of 12 weeks or more.

Chronic pain can be a very disabling condition which doesn't just affect the area of complaint but it is also associated with psychological factors too which can lead to a decrease in quality of life and can also lead to depression, unemployment and stress for everyone involved. The impact chronic pain has can vary from minor restrictions or to a complete loss independence. This makes chronic pain a severe condition that needs treatment.

An initial assessment with one of the physiotherapists will assess the severity of the condition along with the impact it is having on everyday life.

An assessment will consist of:-

  • Pain history which assess each and every pain (intensity, onset, duration, site, relieving factors, night pain, causes, medical history)
  • Previous investigations
  • Current treatments – the effects, relieving and aggravating factors.
  • Physical examination - assessment of areas and complaint.

Treatment may include:-

  • Soft tissue massage
  • Heat therapy to reduce pain
  • Exercise programs
  • Ergonomic assessment
  • Acupuncture
  • Mobilising and manipulation techniques
  • Stretching exercises

Our physiotherapists have extensive knowledge and experience in assessing, diagnosing and treating chronic pain conditions. Their main aim is to decrease the amount of pain whilst helping to increase the functional abilities of their clients so that there is an increase in quality of life.

If you have any questions regarding chronic pain or you think that you may have chronic pain please call us and speak to one of our specialist physiotherapists on 0113 234 1199 or email us on office@sportandspinalphysio.co.uk

Chronic Pain

Get in touch

We are always happy to answer any questions you might have. Call us on 0113 234 1199 or send an e-mail to office@sportandspinalphysio.co.uk.

Where we work

We are based in Northern Ballet in central Leeds.


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