Chronic Pain

Discover Chronic Pain Relief in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN

Chronic pain lasts longer than three months (12 weeks) despite medication or other treatments. In most cases, people return to normal after injury or operation, and their pain dissipates accordingly. But for some people, the pain carries on for longer, often without a predictable reason.

People with chronic pain may find that daily tasks are challenging to complete, and for others, the mental toll makes life feels harder. Maximum Rehabilitation Services is here to help you get to the root of your chronic pain and help you find the relief you need to get back to living your life without limits!

Maximum Rehabilitation Services in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN can provide you with the tools and treatment needed to recover and feel your best. Request an appointment with our physical therapy clinic today!

Common causes of chronic pain

Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts for three months or more. Although it is not always easy to identify the people that will experience chronic pain, there are some conditions that are more common than others. Some of the most common conditions include:

  • Cancer
  • Post-operative pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Headaches

There are also typical situations that lead to chronic pain that may help physical therapists get to the root of the problem and offer effective solutions. Some examples include:

Motor vehicle accidents involving multiple injuries:

The brutal nature of a car accident can leave people with various injuries that require treatment. Whiplash is one of the most common multifactorial injuries sustained in a car accident.

When your head and neck are forcefully jerked forward and back (or side to side) from the sudden impact of a car accident, the soft tissue of the neck joints can be traumatized. These injuries can involve muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and disc tissue between multiple locations in the spine. In addition, research has shown the high prevalence of sustaining a concussion with any whiplash injury.

In the weeks following a car accident, victims may experience widespread chronic pain. Piecing together all the potential injuries can be tricky, and it is often necessary to get the help of a physical therapist to avoid and/or resolve all the injuries you sustained from a single event.

Injuries at work

Chronic pain can result from any workplace accident or injury. The research has shown that the longer a worker is out of work the less likely they will ever return. The mental toll of dealing with the injury, the impact on your financial well-being, the expectations from the employer, and dealing with the insurance companies can make things feel overwhelming.

At Maximum Rehabilitation Services our physical therapist takes a evidence-based approach to your care. We understand the stress you are going through and how important restoring your physical function is for your health and well-being.

Bad habits and sedentary lifestyle

Improper nutrition, mainly processed foods and foods with high sugar content, increase the likelihood of systemic inflammation and have been linked to increased pain levels and more prolonged lasting pain.

A sedentary lifestyle leads to restrictions and medical conditions associated with chronic pain conditions. Combined with smoking and alcohol consumption, you are at a greater risk of persistent pain.

It is also possible for prolonged postures and repetitive activities with improper body mechanics to develop chronic inflammation and pain as you are more likely to injure your joints and muscles.

When one part of your body is injured or painful, your body will naturally use muscles and joints around the injury site to support and take over responsibility for a particular activity. These compensatory patterns can strain other parts of the body because your muscles or joints are not functioning correctly.

In the short term, these compensations are valuable for staying active. When they continue for extended periods, you are more likely to develop painful patterns that can become chronically painful.

Chronic disease

Diseases such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, shingles, and diabetic neuropathy can all cause chronic pain. The exact mechanisms are not easy to understand or identify but likely involve neurological dysfunction.


Find chronic pain relief at Maximum Rehabilitation Services

Physical therapy can help you avoid future injuries by teaching you how to identify the movements and positions/postures contributing to your chronic pain. Our primary goal is to treat the underlying causes of pain and help you restore your normal function.

Our team of research-based physical therapists is up to date on the most effective strategies for treating pain. Our physical therapists are movement experts who can identify and treat the causes of most chronic pain conditions. At Maximum Rehabilitation Services, we will conduct comprehensive assessments to identify all the factors influencing your pain. We will address your condition’s physical, mental/emotional, and social aspects.

Our therapists can help you by evaluating your posture and identifying vulnerable body regions and restricted range of motion that may affect your pain levels and overall functioning. These tests allow our physical therapists to figure out what’s causing your chronic pain and, more importantly, how to help resolve it!

Return to a pain-free life;

schedule an appointment today in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Munster, IN!

Physical therapy is one of the most effective strategies for alleviating chronic pain and restoring function so you can finally regain control of your life. Our physical therapists are well-educated on the most effective treatment techniques and have experience dealing with all types of chronic pain conditions. The bottom line is that you have a real opportunity to get the results you have been hoping for. There is so little to lose and so much to gain!

Schedule an appointment with Maximum Rehabilitation Services if you are ready to get your life back on track and stop living with chronic pain. We can help you overcome chronic pain and return to a more comfortable way of life!

Your Next Steps…

  1. Request An Appointment

  2. Receive A Custom Treatment Plan

  3. Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery

  4. Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!

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