Conditions We Treat

The Boston Center for Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

Chronic pain is pain that lasts more than several months (variously defined as 3 to 6 months, but certainly longer than “normal healing”). It’s a very common problem. Recent clinical studies suggest the following:

  • About 25.3 million U.S. adults (11.2 percent) had pain every day for the previous 3 months.
  • Nearly 40 million adults (17.6 percent) had severe pain.
  • Individuals with severe pain had worse health, used more health care, and had more disability than those with less severe pain.

People can suffer with chronic pain in a number of areas of the body. We commonly treat patients that have chronic pain in the follow areas: