Chronic pain occurs when there’s damage to the nerves in a specific area of the body. Those nerves continue to send pain signals to the brain even though there isn’t immediate damage or risk to the area itself. It’s debilitating and frustrating to manage for many people. Yet, effective chronic pain management is an option for many people within the right treatment program. At Wickshire Senior Living Norman, we offer physical therapy that can provide a better route forward. To learn more about our resident services, please contact our assisted living community today at 405.451.5572.
What Makes Chronic Pain Treatment So Difficult?
People who have chronic pain don’t often have access to a cure for it. The damaged nerves continue to send pain signals to the brain even after the tissues in the area heal and become healthy again. In some cases, damaged muscle tissue heals improperly, or the function of the foot, leg or some other area is limited after an injury. It may not be functioning as it should, and that’s causing the pain.
What really makes chronic pain worrisome is what it causes: a sedentary lifestyle. That’s dangerous for numerous reasons:
- A higher risk of obesity
- Lack of mobility reduces the quality of life
- Chronic pain can worsen over time
- Pain medications like opiates are not appropriate for many due to their addiction risks
- Over time, the condition can lead to complications with heart disease
Yet, without a simple answer, what can be done to help a person with this debilitating pain?
How Staying Active Can Help
It can seem like an impossible situation. To feel better, you need to get in physical activity, but it hurts to move. Working closely with a team of professionals, many people can see significant improvement in their chronic pain levels. For example, you can slowly work to improve the function of muscles, tendons, and ligaments using physical therapy. You can work to build strength on core muscle groups. Over time, and slowly, the proper function of muscles can also help restore function. It’s a healing process that may be slow, but it is less painful and works well.
Who Should Invest in Chronic Pain Management?
If you have significant pain, it may be limiting what you do. You may be avoiding steps. Some people may spend more time sitting down instead of doing things they used to love outdoors or with friends. That does not have to happen. With proper treatment and ongoing support, you may be able to regain the function of your body again. Seek out chronic pain management support if you are:
- No longer engaging in activities you enjoy
- Struggling with pain daily
- Using over-the-counter or prescription pain medications for pain
- Using alcohol to deal with pain
- Slowing down physically
Learn more about how our senior living community can help you thrive by calling Wickshire Senior Living Norman today at 405.451.5572.
Let Our Team Help You with Staying Active
It’s always a good idea to let the professionals help you. At Wickshire Senior Living Norman, we can offer two options. Physical therapy is available to you through our home health services, where we come to your home to provide care. Conversely, you may want to utilize our residential locations. Here, you can stay active with others who are facing some of the same mobility issues you have and receive care from our licensed physical therapist while present. Some of our senior living program options include:
- Assisted living community
- Hospice care center
- Respite care center
- Wise and Well program
- Medication management program
To learn more about our assisted living community, please contact Wickshire Senior Living Norman today at 405.451.5572.
Call Wickshire Senior Living Norman for Help
Are you ready to improve chronic pain management with a new focus? Let our team at Wickshire Senior Living Norman provide you with the help and guidance you need to start seeing health improvement and a better quality of life. Learn more by giving our senior living team a call now at 405.451.5572 or reach out to us online.