Chronic Pain Relief Eden Prairie, MN

Chronic Pain Relief

Candice C.

"I came to Wellspring because of prior car accidents and horrible posture. Physically I was in pain every day. From standing to lifting and even laying down would put me in pain. I would get crabby and irritated that I was constantly sore and unhappy. Since treatment at Wellspring, I have less pain and tension in my body. There was always a warm, inviting atmosphere whenever I went there. I loved everything about my treatment there."

Jean S.

"I started out by driving someone else to Wellspring Health Center and watched the progress of patients that I saw there. Because it was alternative pain management, I decided to try Wellspring and I loved it. My goal was to get off of pain meds and I did it! I love the staff and the awareness and care they have for the individual. We all weren't treated the same as we all had different issues. The staff was professional and compassionate."

Sara C.

"I had been going to physical therapists for 20 years with no lasting results. I wasn't able to play tennis or golf and had to limit some social activities. Wellspring Health Center was my last hope. After treatment here, I can be active at home with housework, walk long distances and be more active socially. I have less pain and tension in my body, I can sleep better at night and have more energy. I think the staff here is excellent, friendly, compassionate and knowledgeable. I will definitely tell my friends to come here."

Sue G.

"I am an RN on a busy hospital unit. I came to Wellspring Health Center due to the chronic upper back pain which was getting worse at work. I was worried I might incur a permanent injury - which is not uncommon in nurses. Since coming to Wellspring, I feel like I have lost weight (even though I haven't) and feel like I am 5-10 years younger! I really appreciate the individual attention, and that I felt cared about, and the peaceful atmosphere."

Bruce B.

"Wellspring not only worked to relieve my pain, but WAY more importantly they taught me stretches and exercises to cure the problem at the source. At the risk of sounding overly enthusiastic, not only is Wellspring's approach unique and extremely helpful, but the staff is ridiculously kind, welcoming, affirming and down-right enjoyable to be around. It made me actually look forward to going three times a week!"

Don’t Let Chronic Pain Control Your Life – Find Relief with Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Can Help You Reclaim Your Life Once Again

Pain doesn’t always disappear on its own. For some underlying conditions, pain can linger for days, weeks, or even months. Pain is considered chronic when it persists for three months or longer.

If you have been living with pain you can’t seem to shake, don’t hesitate to contact our Eden Prairie, MN physical therapy office today.

Do you have a chronic condition that’s limiting your ability to live life comfortably?

If so, physical therapy in Eden Prairie, MN is the answer for you. At Wellspring Health Center, our advanced methods of treatment can help you find relief as quickly as possible.

We’ll get you set up with a treatment plan that will manage your chronic pain the right way.

How can physical therapy help with my chronic pain?

If your condition is posing limitations to your life, our Eden Prairie, MN physical therapists can assess the best ways to manage those. One of the main goals of physical therapy is pain relief, and discovering the root cause of the pain to treat it, rather than mask symptoms with medication.

Our physical therapists are highly-trained movement experts who diagnose physical problems and treat underlying structural causes surrounding those problems.

At Wellspring Health Center, we perform physical evaluations to analyze weak areas of the body, focus on places with limited range of motion, and look for any imbalances in gait or standing. All of this helps to identify the underlying causes of your chronic pain.

Once the evaluation is complete, our physical therapist will create a treatment plan unique to your specific needs. Your treatment plan will incorporate in-clinic treatments, as well as an at-home program to ensure that you are remaining healthy and active at all times.

Treatment plans will likely also include specialized, soothing manual therapy techniques to help restore soft tissue and joint movement, pain-relieving modalities, and gentle targeted exercises to improve your strength.

Chronic vs acute pain – what’s the difference?

Acute pain can be defined as pain that goes away on its own in a few hours, days, or weeks. An example of acute pain may be a minor ankle sprain, as the pain will subside shortly within a few days.

Chronic pain is a constant discomfort that lasts for 3-6 months or longer. There are several reasons why people may experience chronic pain, and it is the most common reason for seeking medical help.

It can greatly hinder your quality of life by limiting your mobility, creating a dependence on prescription drugs, or even causing anxiety and depression. However, this can all be avoided with the help of physical therapy.

What’s causing my chronic pain?

Chronic pain can appear in the form of back pain, joint pain, nerve pain, or headaches. Most cases of chronic pain stem from a neurophysiological origin.

Chronic injury, illness, anxiety, and feeling depressed are intertwined in a complicated web, which leads your neurological system to always be on high alert.

It most commonly occurs due to one of the following causes:

Surgery

Surgical procedures are sometimes unavoidable. While they may be necessary for alleviating certain conditions you are facing, the recovery period can be just as painful.

Surgical repair of an area of the body is enough to correct a structural problem, but we often compensate in our movement for the pain we experience.

Weeks, months, or even years of compensatory movement often causes additional pain after surgery if the movement is not corrected.

Physical therapy offers post-surgical rehabilitation services that can help speed up recovery time, relieve pain, and reduce the risk of chronic pain in the future.

Disease

There are many diseases that can lead to chronic pain, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, shingles, neuropathy as a result of diabetes, and more.

These can all result in chronic pain, which can be alleviated through physical therapy treatments in Eden Prairie, MN.

Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries are very common, and they can occur in any part of the body that is used repetitively in your day-to-day life.

For example, the way you stand, walk, work, and exercise can all take a toll on your body. It results in overuse injuries if you are not using proper techniques.

This can result in damage to your joints and muscles, thus causing chronic pain.

For example, if you perform heavy lifting at work many times a day, with improper techniques, this can lead to chronic back pain.

Physical therapy can help you learn how to properly move your body in your everyday life, in order to avoid these issues.

Accidents

Any accident can lead to chronic pain, whether it occurs in an automobile, workplace, or even in your own home.

According to a 2016 statistic found by OSHA, workplace injuries happen to approximately 2.9 out of every 100 employees.

Additionally, a study published in a journal called Pain determined that 21% of people involved in auto accidents develop chronic widespread pain in the weeks following their accident.

This pain does not go away on its own, but seeking the help of a Eden Prairie, MN physical therapist can help alleviate it.

Ready to reclaim your life?

Are you ready to take your life back? If so, request a complimentary consultation with Wellspring Health Center today at Eden Prairie, MN. We’ll help you beat your chronic pain so you can get back to living life comfortably.