Chronic pain is described as pain that persists for more than 3 months, even without a specific history of injury. With almost 1 in 5 Australians suffering from chronic pain related to lumbar spine, neck and even the knees, chronic pain plays a major role in limiting our physical activity in our daily life. With strict laws regulating over the counter sale of pain medication, seeking physiotherapy advise is a highly beneficial alternative. At Sports Health we conduct a comprehensive assessment and provide you with a detailed understanding of how chronic pain and adverse pathology/injury are not always related. We help you understand how your body sometimes perceives simple stimulus as a threat which leads to long lasting pain even after the injury has long healed.
For further information on the benefits of physiotherapy over pain medication such as codeine you could read more on what the Australian Physiotherapy Association has recently summarized for patient benefit.