Chronic Pain Quiz
Pain is what reminds us of our mortality, our humanity. But pain is important too. Pain is part of our danger sensing system. It leads us to act. Pain is part of being human. Take the pain quiz below to find out which superhero you handle persistent pain like. When you’ve found your alter ego you can learn how to fight your pain too.
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Why The Pain Quiz Is Important
One in 5 Australian’s aged over 45 are living with persistent or chronic pain. A silent epidemic that reduces the colour and vitality in the daily lives of too many of us, our friends and our loved ones.
We can all be part of the solution. By sharing your pain quiz results it will increase the awareness that treatments for chronic pain are out there and available.
One of the most effective ways to manage persistent pain is to understand it. To appreciate the role pain plays for good, and also when our pain is no longer being helpful. Pain can be like the incredible Hulk, there’s a lot of collateral damage when Hulk smashes the baddies. When we’re in chronic pain we too can suffer with collateral damage.
How We Manage Pain At Pride
Our team of health professionals at PridePlus Health are all comfortable getting uncomfortable with you as we treat pain. For many pain is an acute or short term thing. We’re sore because of an injury. Something readily assessed, diagnosed and treated. For our physios that could be a case of back pain, or a tennis elbow. Podiatrists do this for big toe joint pain, or heel pain.
Once pain becomes persistent or develops into chronic pain we’re digging deep into our skill sets to work with you towards your goals. Clinically we’ll be identifying triggers for your danger sensors, and addressing those. We’ll be finding your safety sensors and building more of those. In practice this will involve some learning together as well as some movement and exposure to things. A big part of this is exercise and moving safely. Our bodies are built to respond positively to movement although with persistent pain this can be a little mixed up. In our safe and supportive clinical environment we’ll be overcoming and improving. Often this will be done with your supportive EP (exercise physiologist) in one on one or small group classes.
Eventually, together we’ll have overcome the chronic pain cycle and triggers and achieving beautiful goals together.
If you’re in pain you can book in with our team to start your journey back.