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Few things can be harder to face than the reality of physical pain paired with uncertainty in how to treat and alleviate it. There is nothing more immediate than pain, and precious few escapes from it, either. One of the few respites of hope you have is that a doctor will be able to cure your injury or be able to tell you how to do so or be able to prescribe medicines that can do the job. Your doctors may have done both, going through different treatments and medicines, but to no avail.

Now what?

The prospect of living with this pain for the rest of your life seems agonizing.

Thankfully, such a painful prospect can be pushed to one side with the help of specialist treatments from a trained physiotherapist.

What Is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy concerns itself both with the holistic manner in which different muscle and bone structures move together in the body and how those interactions influence one another. Put another way, physiotherapists take a holistic view of personal health. Sometimes, severe neck pain isn’t simply limited to problems with your neck, but stems from problems with your shoulder, spine, or surrounding muscle area. Different muscle systems and bone structures are connected, and so when there’s a problem with one, it can impact and cause problems and pain in other parts of the body.

How Can They Help?

Physiotherapists can treat a wide range of conditions, especially shoulder, neck, and back pain, and similar instances of joint-muscle pain throughout the body. They combine personal physical therapy sessions with special stretches and exercises. When necessary, they supplement these two pillars of treatment with prescriptions, though this is a less common and more severe step.

One area in which physiotherapists specialize is with helping pregnant women manage the strain a pregnancy can put on their bodies. Their emphasis on physical therapy and exercise can help pregnant women avoid having to take more medication while addressing pregnancy-related pain and soreness.

Used correctly, physiotherapy can be a hugely effective way of conquering personal pain.