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Pain therapy is a type of physiotherapy aimed at relieving acute or chronic pain in patients.

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    What is pain therapy?

    Pain therapy in physiotherapy supports patients with acute or chronic pain. The aim is to reduce the intensity, frequency and duration of pain, while increasing mobility and quality of life. It also has a preventative effect against future injuries by strengthening weak areas and increasing mobility. Typical treatment methods include massage, joint mobilization, stretching exercises and ultrasound, which reduce inflammation, promote blood circulation, restore freedom of movement and strength, release muscle tension and thus contribute to pain relief.

    Pain therapy treatment

    Duration and price of manual therapy: 60 min €100 / 45 min €80 / 30 min €60
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    Preparations: No special preparations
    Duration of the results: Depending on the problem, repetition of the treatment often necessary

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    Advantages of pain therapy treatment

    The treatment of chronic pain in the musculoskeletal system offers numerous advantages for those affected. The aim is to reduce the intensity of the pain so that patients can resume their everyday activities without being affected by fear or hesitation. Customized treatment plans that are tailored to the patient’s medical history and current condition make it possible to achieve maximum results with minimum effort. The most important advantages include:

    Reduction of inflammation

    Targeted treatments of the affected body regions, such as massages or mobilization of the joints, can lead to a reduction in inflammation by pain therapists, which in turn reduces swelling and discomfort.

    Expansion of the range of motion

    Using exercises specially tailored to the patient’s needs, therapists can help to increase the range of movement, allowing patients to move more freely and avoid additional discomfort.

    Strengthening weak muscles

    Targeted training of specific muscle groups as part of the therapy can increase strength in these areas, which leads to improved performance in everyday life and physical activities.

    Improving posture

    Poor posture is often a major contributor to musculoskeletal pain. However, therapists can use specific stretching exercises and training methods to correct postural weaknesses, leading to improved posture in the long term.

    Reduction of the stress level

    As stress is closely associated with different types of chronic pain, reducing stress levels can help to reduce the overall intensity and frequency of pain. Pain therapists are specially trained to effectively address this issue with their patients and alleviate both physical and emotional causes of discomfort.

    Types of pain therapy for physiotherapy treatments

    Patients have access to a variety of pain therapy methods to alleviate their symptoms. These methods include:

    • Manual treatments such as massage and joint manipulation;
    • Special exercise programs;
    • Stretching exercises;
    • Electrotherapy;
    • Ultrasound treatment;
    • Applications of heat and cold;
    • Hydrotherapy;
    • Injections at trigger points;
    • Training to improve posture;
    • Exercises to correct posture;
    • Relaxation and taping techniques and other methods.

    Depending on your personal requirements, you can make use of one or more of these forms of treatment in your therapy sessions.

    FAQ Pain therapy

    Frequently asked questions about pain therapy treatment

    Pain physiotherapy is a special form of physiotherapeutic treatment that aims to relieve pain, restore mobility and improve quality of life. A customized treatment plan is created to address the causes of the pain and various techniques are used to reduce pain and increase functionality.

    This form of therapy can help to reduce pain, regain freedom of movement and increase flexibility in the affected area. It can also improve posture, balance, coordination, strength, endurance and general physical performance. It can also help to reduce stress caused by chronic pain.

    Pain physiotherapy can be used to treat different types of pain, such as joint pain (e.g. arthritis), back pain (e.g. a slipped disc or sciatica), neck pain (e.g. after whiplash), headaches (e.g. tension headaches or migraines), fibromyalgia and more.

    Pain physiotherapy is generally considered safe, provided it is carried out correctly by qualified therapists. However, some techniques can pose risks depending on the individual health situation. It is therefore advisable to discuss potential risks with the therapist before starting treatment.

    The frequency of therapy sessions depends on the severity of the symptoms and the response to treatment. Usually 1-2 sessions per week are recommended for the first 3-4 weeks. Further appointments can then be arranged as required to maintain or continue progress.

    The exercises in a therapy session vary according to individual needs and condition. They can include stretching, strengthening exercises, posture improvement exercises, balance and coordination exercises, deep breathing and relaxation techniques as well as electrical stimulation methods such as ultrasound or TENS therapy.

    In principle, anyone with chronic or acute pain can benefit from pain physiotherapy, provided there is no serious cause that requires medical treatment.

    Many health insurance companies cover at least part of the costs for pain therapy sessions. However, this depends on the respective insurance policy. It is advisable to ask your insurance company for more detailed information.

    Yes, virtual meetings are gaining popularity due to their convenience. Qualified physiotherapists guide you through an individually tailored exercise program via video chat.

    Yes, lifestyle changes such as regular physical activity, massage therapy, stress management strategies, improved dietary habits, adequate sleep, etc., can all help reduce symptoms of chronic pain and promote overall wellness.

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