Chronic Pain Treatment

Get Relief From Chronic Pain In Saskatoon

Safe And Effective Relief From Chronic Pain At Axis Health Center

Chronic pain lasts longer than three months (12 weeks) despite medication or other treatments. In most cases, people return to normal after injury or operation, and their pain dissipates accordingly. But for some people, the pain carries on for longer, often without a predictable reason.

People with chronic pain may find that daily tasks are challenging to complete, and for others, the mental toll makes life feels harder. Axis Health Center is here to help you get to the root of your chronic pain and help you find the relief you need to get back to living your life without limits!

Axis Health Center in Saskatoon on 8th Street can provide you with the tools and treatment needed to recover and feel your best. Request an appointment with our physiotherapy clinic today!

Common Causes Of Chronic Pain:

Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts for three months or more. Although it is not always easy to identify the people that will experience chronic pain, there are some conditions that are more common than others.

Some of the most common conditions include:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer
  • Post-operative pain
  • Chronic back pain
  • Old work or sport injuries
  • Degenerative disc disease

There are also typical situations that lead to chronic pain that may help chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopathic doctors, and massage therapists get to the root of the problem and offer effective solutions. Some examples include:

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS & MULTIPLE INJURIES

The brutal nature of a car accident can leave people with various injuries that require many types of treatment to recover from. Whiplash is one of the most common multi-factorial injuries sustained in a car accident.

When your head and neck are forcefully jerked forward and back (or side to side) from the sudden impact of a car accident, the soft tissue of the neck joints can be physically traumatized. These injuries can involve muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, nerves, and disc tissue between multiple locations in the spine. In addition, research has shown the high prevalence of sustaining a concussion with any whiplash injury.

Initially after the accident you may feel relatively ok with minor injuries. However, the nature of the motor vehicle accident (MVA) results in a slow onset of symptoms that take weeks to set in before you feel the full effect of the car accident.

In the weeks following a car accident, victims may experience widespread chronic pain. Piecing together all the potential injuries can be tricky, and it is often necessary to get the help of a physiotherapist to avoid and/or resolve all the injuries you sustained from a single event.

No matter how minor the car accident it is always advised to seek treatment as soon as possible to stop the progression and worsening of symptoms that will set in in the coming weeks. SGI will cover some of the treatment for your recovery if you seek care right away.

Chronic pain can result from any workplace accident or injury. The research has shown that the longer a worker is out of work the less likely they will ever return. The mental toll of dealing with the injury, the impact on your financial well-being, the expectations from the employer and dealing with the insurance companies can make things feel overwhelming.

At Axis Health Center our dedicated healthcare providers are registered with WCB to help workers that have had an injury. We take a whole-person approach to your treatment to help you improve after a work place injury. We understand the stress you are going through and how important restoring your physical function is for your health and well-being.

If you’ve been in a work-place injury please call WCB to get a claim number and bring it in to start your treatment today!

Improper nutrition, mainly processed foods and foods with high sugar content will increase the likelihood of systemic inflammation. This inflammation is will have negative effects to all the tissues in the body and is linked to increased pain levels and more prolonged lasting pain.

A sedentary lifestyle leads to restrictions and medical conditions associated with chronic pain conditions. Combined with smoking and alcohol consumption, you are at a greater risk of persistent pain.

It is also possible for prolonged postures and repetitive activities with improper body mechanics to develop chronic inflammation and pain as you are more likely to injure your joints and muscles.

When one part of your body is injured or painful, your body will naturally use muscles and joints around the injury site to support and take over responsibility for a particular activity. These compensatory patterns can strain other parts of the body because your muscles or joints are not functioning correctly.

In the short term, these compensations are valuable for staying active. When they continue for extended periods, you are more likely to develop painful patterns that can become chronically painful.

Diseases such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, shingles, and diabetic neuropathy can all cause chronic pain. The exact mechanisms are not easy to understand or identify but likely involve neurological dysfunction.

Recover From Chronic Pain At Axis Health Center

At Axis Health Center Our Providers Can Help Reduce Your Pain!

Our dedicated doctors and healthcare providers can help you avoid future injuries by teaching you how to identify the movements and positions/postures contributing to your chronic pain. Our primary goal is to treat the underlying causes of pain and help you restore your normal function.

Our team is up to date on the most effective strategies for treating pain. Our Healthcare Providers are movement experts who can identify and treat the causes of most chronic pain conditions. At Axis Health Center, we will conduct comprehensive assessments to identify all the factors influencing your pain. We will address your condition’s physical, mental/emotional, and social aspects.

Our doctors can help you by evaluating your posture and identifying vulnerable body regions and restricted range of motion that may affect your pain levels and overall functioning. These tests allow our skilled team figure out what’s causing your chronic pain and, more importantly, how to help resolve it!

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