Chronic Pain treatment

Chronic Pain Therapy in Wasilla, Alaska

Northern Edge Physical Therapy in Wasilla is the right choice for your chronic pain treatment in Wasilla, Alaska. We are the only physical therapy practice in the state of Alaska that offers clients excellence in physical therapy with specialized programs such as; Dry NeedlingRedcordAlterG Anti-gravity Treadmill, Low-level Laser Therapy, and Massage Therapy.

The need for specialized programs to address chronic pain is astounding. There are at least 116 million adults in the United States living with chronic pain. More people suffer from common chronic pain conditions than the total number of those affected by heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined. Chronic pain alters every aspect of life, affecting physical, mental and emotion function. It is an enormous burden on quality of life, relationships and work. An estimated $560 to $635 billion dollars are spent on chronic pain each year in direct medical cost and lost productivity.













Risks for chronic pain

Cry for help. Pain is a warning signal, like a stop sign. It is the most frequent reason that patients seek medical attention. The problem is that chronic pain is not respected as a separate condition. Acute pain is a sign of injury, it means stop and take notice of tissue changes. Chronic pain is a sign of disability, it means get moving and take notice of brain changes. The daily presence of pain, increases the risk for depression by nearly four times. This can often lead to physical and psychological impairments such as insomnia and disability. Pain is an illness in its own right. The underlying conditions and the pain must be treated simultaneously to achieve improvement. Chronic pain is too often un-recognized, misdiagnosed and mistreated.

The challenge with chronic pain is developing a concise inventory of all injured or impaired structures and determining an effective chronic pain treatment program that won’t aggravate symptoms. Lack of specific diagnosis and treatment may be the reason some chronic pain problems tend to get worse with treatment. 

Northern Edge Physical Therapy understands the challenges faced by those suffering and are seeking chronic pain treatment programs. Our examination is designed to be specific allowing us to identify structures which are either causing pain or delaying healing. Our chronic pain treatment is directed towards the pain and the pain-related conditions to guide patients along a path to complete and natural healing. We offer specialized programs for chronic pain treatment in Wasilla to achieve pain-relief and enhance performance.

"I can do things I haven't been able to do in years. Like lay on my back. Sit in a recliner. All without pain. This place saved my life rescued me from my pain and was very educational."

Tess Burton

"I went in for a free screening and learned so much. Thanks Northern Edge Physical Therapy!"

Ross Johnston

"In the first appointment, I found some pain relief. I completed the program that he suggested and made a total recovery."

Roxann Benbow

"Northern Edge Physical Therapy is where therapists go for therapy."

Dan Gallagher PT

"With state of the art equipment and top-notch care, you will not find a better team to make you better!"

Brett Bakner