Chronic Pain Case Study
In our past blog we defined chronic pain, what is actually happening in a body that is in pain, and discussed what tools we use here to assist recovery. Following on from this, we want to show you how all of that science translate to treatment in the real world – and how it may be of benefit to you!
Here is a case to illustrate the point.
Patient X came to see me in practice with chronic low back pain. He was 42 years old and said that he had trouble with his lower back on and off for 10 plus years. Tick number 1, this is a chronic pain case with the pain having been around for WAY MORE than 6 months.
As well as the back pain he also gets a burning/achey type numb pain down the right side of the body. Tick number 2, he finds it hard to localise where the pain is now and it appears to be vaguely described across a large area of the back.