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5 types of chronic pain and how therapy could help

Updated: Jun 10, 2023

The top 5 most common types of chronic pain are:

  • Low Back Pain

  • Neck Pain

  • Shoulder Pain

  • Hip Pain

  • Knee Pain

Where does pain come from?

There are many reasons chronic pain develops which range from an initial injury that becomes worse insidiously over time to weakness in the muscle of a joint that causes instability. Regardless of the type and location of pain, our bodies respond to injuries by sending “smoke signals and fire alarms.”

patient getting kino tape on the knee


Doctor's Note:

Pain is your body’s internal alarm system telling the brain there is a dysfunction or problem.




What does pain mean?

Pain is your body’s internal alarm system telling the brain there is a dysfunction or problem. In some individuals, they can have overactive alarm systems causing greater pain than the initial injury and others underactive. Each type of chronic pain needs to be evaluated properly by a Physical Therapist that can calm the alarm system of the body and reduce discomfort through therapeutic intervention.



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