Anthony Carey, MA
The American Pain Society and the American College of Physicians (Chou &
Huffman 2007) endorse exercise as a treatment intervention for chronic
lower-back pain (LBP). Many in the fitness community, the medical
profession and the general public believe that core training (including
core strength and/or core stability) is the solution for LBP.
Chronic pain can have a global effect, creating stress in many of the body’s systems.
The following list from Exercise is Medicine® Australia offers insight into what
clients with chronic pain deal with on a daily basis.
One of the social challenges a person with chronic pain sometimes faces is
that friends, family and
medical professionals don’t believe the individual is in pain, or they downplay the
pain. A narrative review by Newton et al. (2013) addressed this issue and discovered that people in chronic pain are impacted in three main ways: stigmatization, isolation and emotional distress.
quiz 5: Page 80
Pain is very personal and subjective. Science no longer views pain as a sensation
, but sees it rather as an experience that results from a
conglomerate of physical, psychological, emotional and social inputs. As
a fitness professional, you have no doubt trained or taught clients and
participants who were dealing with the effects of pain. You yourself may
have a relationship with pain that has affected your life and career.