Chronic pain is pain that lasts longer than 6 weeks. The pain persists even though there is no longer a direct relationship with the original injury, or there is pain for a long time without a cause. In chronic pain we speak of sensitization. Your brain then sends the wrong signal to your body for a long time, causing you to experience pain. Pain that we often do not understand.
The pain system in your body is adjusted too sharply, resulting in:
There is pain even though the body has long recovered
Pain occurs in several places in the body
The pain varies from day to day
Treatment provides no or temporary relief
Treatment at Sens:
At Sens moves you are treated by a specialized chronic pain therapist who is affiliated with a national and regional chronic pain network. (Click here for more information about this network)
Important goals in treatment are:
- To be in control of the pain (the brain)
- To reduce the sensitizations in your body
- Get the right balance between effort and relaxation
- To stay vital
Your pain therapist is in direct contact with the referrer, healthcare provider(s) and chronic pain network.
Clients report the most important effect in daily life. Because you learn more about the mechanism of pain (sensitization), receive exercises and advice, you gain more control over your life.
Not the pain but you determine your life with activities such as work, family, friends, sports and being at home.