Avenues PT. Determining The Origins of Your Pain

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DETERMINING THE ORIGINS OF YOUR PAIN!

Sometimes it happens when a pain develops that you can immediately identify the cause. A new pair of shoes may cause a sharp pain in your heel, or an old chair at work may cause your back to grow sore and uncomfortable as time goes on. But there are other situations in which pain develops, and the cause of the pain is unclear. Different types of bodily pain can tell you different things about your body and overall bodily health. Sometimes, a pain in your arm or your leg may have little to nothing to do with an actual issue in your arm or leg. Physical therapists are like well- trained detectives when it comes to identifying the causes of pain. A physical therapist knows the way the nervous system works, making it possible to identify the potential causes of pain, even if the

pain is manifesting itself in an unusual or seemingly inexplicable way. Whether you are suffering from pain in your head, your back, your neck or anywhere else in your body, working with a physical therapist can help you find the relief you are looking for. Physical therapists are trained in identifying and treating the cause of your pain, giving you the opportunity to shift away from the ongoing use of pain medication and instead find relief from your pain with a series of strategies that include stretching, muscle building and flexibility training. Not all neck or head pain is the same, so understanding the basics of what you are dealing with is the first step to acheiving relief.

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