Chronic Pain

Chronic pain commonly classified as persistent pain longer than 3 months and even up to 20 years. Common limitations include absence from work, school, and even social life. Many variables associated with pain usually stem from multiple systems. Physical Therapy plays a key role in addressing and finding the primary sources of dysfunction. Most pain conditions result from faulty movement patterns. Through a movement analysis during an evaluation, a physical therapist will begin to build a specialized and individualized program. These programs target awareness, balance, and stability. Building a foundation is key prior to initiating an exercise plan. Finding a chronic pain specialized physical therapist can begin the process of pain reduction improving overall quality of life.

Enteric Nervous System | PARR PT and Vital-Side Mind Body Series

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The Enteric Nervous System is an underrated cause of chronic gut issues. We often experience symptoms like bloating, food sensitivities, or constipation and wonder what the root cause is. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t always a structural issue in the gut or because of the food you’re eating. Sometimes it comes down to dysregulation …

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Pain and the Nervous System | PARR PT and Vital-Side Mind-Body Series

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Pain is a Warning Signal from the Brain Pain isn’t always a sign of acute tissue injury. Often times it’s a result of the sympathetic nervous system turning on and saying “help” to that spot. Does this mean that your pain is all in your head? Absolutely not! But your nervous system may be sending …

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Breathing Exercise for Anxiety | PARR PT and Vital-Side Mind-Body Series

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We want to share with you a simple breathing exercise for anxiety that can help activate the Parasympathetic Nervous System. In this video, our friend Lindsay Mitchell PA-C of Vital-Side joins Jonathan to discuss the effects of chronic stress on the body’s many systems. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise, Lindsay! What are …

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Chronic Back Pain | Low, Mid, or Upper Back Pain that Won’t Go Away

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Chronic back pain is now the leading cause of disability nationwide! It is also one of the main reasons people seek out Physical Therapy. Sometimes back pain comes from an acute injury. However, often we just stand up from our desks and feel a deep ache or a sharp twinge and wonder where it came …

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Improve Your Car Sickness Through Physical Therapy

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Are you sending mixed signals? If you’ve ever suffered from a bout of car sickness on a road trip, you might be. However, maybe not in the way you think. But you can improve your car sickness through physical therapy! When you feel carsick, you’ll generally experience nausea, dizziness, headaches, or maybe even vomiting. Falling …

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Is Your Scar the Cause of Your Chronic Pain?

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Is Your Scar The Cause Of Your Chronic Pain? Could your scar be the cause of your chronic pain? It might be. If you have a scar, you may not only have a cool—or crazy—story about how you got it, but you probably have other issues that you’d least expect as a result of it, …

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Alleviate Chronic Knee Pain Associated with EDS and Hypermobility

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Causes of Chronic Knee Pain in EDS When you have EDS your joints often have a larger than normal range of motion. This can lead to hyperextending. One joint where this is very common is the knee. Read on to learn how you can alleviate chronic knee pain associated with EDS and hypermobility syndrome. Identifying …

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Prevent and Treat Shoulder Subluxations for EDS and Stroke Patients

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EDS and stroke patients can be more prone to shoulder subluxations. Learn about what those are and how to prevent and treat them. Personalized and safe strength training programs are one of the best ways to prevent and treat shoulder subluxations for EDS and stroke patients. Shoulder Subluxations and EDS Patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or …

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Relief from Chronic Low Back Pain with Spinal Rotation Exercises

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Are you looking for relief from chronic low back pain? You may be able to find relief with the help of spinal rotation exercises! Chronic low back pain can occur for multiple reasons. Sometimes there is a lack of movement in the low back. Sometimes the range of motion is too great. Here are a …

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Your Path to Strength and Stability | Personalized Exercises for EDS

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If you’re dealing with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), your path to strength and stability may seem like a difficult mountain to climb. For some, it feels like an impossible feat. The good news is that with breakthroughs in studying EDS and advances in physical therapy, strength and stability are more attainable than ever before. Your safe and effective …

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