How to Stop Living With Pain

By Dr. Chris Brehm, PT, DPT

A study conducted earlier this year asked 2,000 Americans what the impact aches and pains had on their life, and how these effect their daily function.   

The study determined that the average American says they only experience 13 “truly pain-free days” per year.  That means more than 96% of every year is spent with some type of pain. 

The survey also found that the average person feels six years older than they actually are due to aches and pains.

Five or more times throughout the day, respondents feel discomfort when they sit down or stand up.

Forty-eight percent of people say it’s hard to believe they’ll ever have another pain free day. 

Forty-four percent of those surveyed wish their doctor would provide them with more information on their aches and pains. 

Forty-five percent wish their doctors would provide more pain management solutions outside of pain medications.

Because of this lack of communication they’re feeling, 43% of those surveyed want to do their own research on how to better manage and treat their pain but they don’t know where to begin.

You can begin with Physical Therapy. 

Physical Therapist are movement experts who improve quality of life through hands on care, patient education and prescribed movement.  Physical therapy is effective, safe, and the best first option for many symptoms and conditions you might experience in your life.  You’ll help develop your treatment plan so that it’s specific to your body, your lifestyle, and your goals. Contact Lifeline Therapy to schedule a physical therapy appointment for those living in and around Pittsburgh.

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