Pain affects more people than diabetes, cancer and heart disease combined and pain management and control is our first concern.
Whether you're recovering from an injury, undergoing post operative rehabilitation from surgery or coping with a disability we have many different traditional healing methods and up-to-the-minute scientific options to reduce pain and inflammation. Once that happens we can get you moving ~ and healing.
Chronic Pain most commonly affects adults ages 45-64 years of age.
Chronic pain is pain that persists for more than a few weeks. It may have been triggered by an acute injury, however the pain signals keep firing in the nervous system causing many people to have disturbed sleep and limited recreational activities. For many chronic pain sufferers normal daily activities can be difficult or impossible.
We can help strengthen muscles that have become weak. When muscles become weaker, the connections to the joint become weaker and with the instability comes pain.
When people are in pain they tend to stop moving. This causes the joints to stiffen which causes them pain.
Pain relief can be achieved through the combination of both active and passive treatments.
Active treatments include strengthening and stretching exercises.
Passive treatments are ultrasound, electric stimulation including TENS, traction, low-level laser and manual therapy.
Globerman Physical Therapy is in the same building as three of the top pain management physicians is Ventura County. It is important to have a good medical doctor who is familiar with treating chronic pain. We have had a long history of treating patients who suffer from chronic pain.
We teach people how to move safely to reduce risk of further injury.
Self help tips for chronic pain
- Gentle exercise: go for a short walk, prolonged bed rest can exacerbate symptoms
- Relax: practice deep breathing, take a bath, or listen to relaxing music to loosen muscles
- Sleep: many patients have disturbed sleep due to pain, try to allow for extra time to get comfortable