Clay Lyons, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMT

Clay Lyons, PT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMT

Question: How do I deal with the severe chronic pain I have in my back and neck?

Answer: The first place to start is to visit your physician! They can assess and rule out a host of medical reasons that could be the source of pain. Once that is completed, a physical therapist at STARS can further analyze your musculoskeletal system to see potential trouble areas in joint mobility, muscle imbalances, poor body mechanics, and conditioning/strength deficits that may be influencing your pain perception. Educating people in pain science has been shown to decrease the severity of the pain as well. Chronic pain is challenging. It frequently involves a self assessment of all aspects of your life. Let the therapists at STARS give you the tools to make positive changes in managing your condition. For additional information, call Clay at STARS at 367-3315.