It’s easy to see the physical effects of chronic pain. It limits our mobility, and keeps us from participating in the activities we love. It can also make it harder to sleep, which can have far-reaching physical consequences.
But chronic pain does more than affect our bodies – it can also affect our minds, our self-esteem, and how we see ourselves. In fact, researchers have found consistently lower levels of self-esteem in patients diagnosed with a chronic, pain-inducing illness than in healthier populations. (more…)
Chronic pelvic pain is a condition that affects many women each year. The pain is generally spread throughout the entire pelvic region rather than found in a specific spot. Chronic pelvic pain resides in the area below the belly button and between the hips, and it lasts longer than six months. While there are cases when chronic pelvic pain can be a symptom of another disease, chronic pelvic pain can be a condition in its own right and needs to be treated properly to find relief. Many women may never receive a specific diagnosis that explains their pain, but that does not mean that the condition is not treatable. At Sovereign Rehabilitation our licensed physical therapists work to find a treatment that focuses on managing the pain so that patients can return to their active lifestyles.