Pain Neuroscience Education/Virtual Reality
Chronic pain is a big problem that impacts the lives of millions of Americans. Often chronic pain begins with an injury, which can be physical or emotional/traumatic. Medical providers prescribed Opioids for years as their best attempt to help pain sufferers. Unfortunately, the results of that medical intervention has been disastrous. . Fortunately there are other ways that have been utilized and proven to help those suffering from chronic pain. One such intervention is Pain Neuroscience Education or PNE. It is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy adapted by health care providers such as physical therapists. If you have been living with pain, Fit Physical Therapy can help. Contact our Overton, Mesquite, NV & Hildale, Hurricane, St. George, UT & Scenic, Littlefield, AZ physical therapy practice today to schedule an appointment and find out how pain neuroscience education techniques can benefit you.
How does the pain Neuroscience Education work?
Your physical therapist will start by listening to you, striving to truly understand your pain journey and not pass judgement. We understand that everybody’s pain journey is unique and that we cannot help you until we truly understand you. Our therapists have studied the current and best scientific evidence on how pain actually works in our bodies. We are able to explain pain in a simplified but effective way helping you understand the hows and whys of pain and your own pain experience using metaphors and pictures. We also use virtual reality to help explain pain. Once an understanding of pain is developed with each patient we help identify the best strategies and treatments to help reduce and eliminate your pain.
I’ve tried physical therapy before and it didn’t work to change my pain, how is this approach different?
Most of the patients we see in our chronic pain program have tried many different medical treatments and often seen many different types of medical providers, often without seeing a notable decrease in their pain.
Our approach is different, using the latest research and tools available we utilize pain neuroscience education, virtual reality and a truly patient centered approach to treat your pain.
At Fit Physical Therapy our licensed Overton, Mesquite, NV & Hildale, Hurricane, St. George, UT & Scenic, Littlefield, AZ physical therapists have used the pain neuroscience strategies to treat a large variety of conditions. These include, but are not limited to:
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)