What causes Chronic Pain?
Mishaps end up leaving victims injured and in pain. Some people may develop chronic pain that lingers for months or even years after the accident. Chronic pain generally persists over an indefinite period even after physical injuries have healed. Some of the common injuries that can cause chronic pain include whiplash after a car accident, back sprain, fractures, spinal trauma, dislocation, disc displacement, concussions, and more.
Many of these injuries require surgery, ongoing physical therapy, occupational therapy, pain management, and other medical interventions to treat the problem. If these injuries go un-diagnosed or are misdiagnosed or aren’t treated properly, then the damaged tissues develop scar tissue and lose mobility, leading to loss of function and long-lasting pain.
Why Treat Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain leads to physical and chemical changes in a person’s brain. The brain continues to send pain signals even after the initial injury has healed. So, chronic pain creates more pain in a vicious cycle. Chronic pain can alter your life not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally. It can impact your ability to work, relationships, happiness, and lifestyle. It can lead to depression, withdrawal, and irritability towards people around you. These conditions may further impact your quality of life.
How To Manage Your Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is a known medical condition, and we certainly have the experience to deal with people who suffer from chronic pain. At Central Healthcare Center, we are pain specialists who prescribe a combination of traditional treatments that include medication, physical therapy, chiropractic cure, and other types of therapies. We also provide alternative treatments, such as psychological counseling, different exercises, acupuncture, relaxation techniques, and more.
If you are experiencing chronic pain after a car crash, Call us at (213) 984-4575 to schedule an appointment today!