DISCUSSING CHRONIC PAIN WITH YOUR CHIROPRACTOR AFTER A CAR, TRUCK, OR SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT
Chronic pain after a car, truck, or semi-truck accident can be traumatic and stressful. After the car accident you are stuck with managing car repairs, calls from car insurance adjusters, and assessing your financial situation and you may easily dismiss any early pain that you may experience. You may also have an injury to your knee, neck, shoulder or back that doesn’t cause any pain for days, weeks, or months after the accident so you don’t associate the pain with the car, truck or semi-truck accident that occurred months ago and you don’t seek any treatment. At P.I. HELP Injury Clinics- The Auto Accident Chiropractors in San Antonio, TX and Salt Lake City (Murray), UT, we know that untreated injuries from an accident can cause long-term consequences.
Why do we experience pain?
Normal pain may be inconvenient or even debilitating but it is important to our day-to-day survival. Nerve receptors in the skin send electrical impulses to the spinal cord and then to the brain to warn us that something isn’t right and we could suffer injuries if no action is taken. Normal pain tells us, for example, that the stove is hot and if we leave our hand on it, we will suffer a severe burn.
Two Types of Pain
Medically speaking, pain is described as either acute pain or chronic pain. Acute pain is sudden pain that lasts less than six months. This type of pain is caused by something specific like a burn, cut, broken bone, dental work or childbirth. Chronic pain is an ongoing pain that lasts longer than six months. This type of pain is caused by an underlying issue and is not receptive to most medical treatments. Chronic pain can continue even after the initial injury or illness has gone away or has healed. These pain signals can remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or years. Chronic pain can be associated to back pain, nerve pain, headaches, arthritis, cancer, and fibromyalgia. The stress of chronic pain can produce physical conditions such as fatigue, change in appetite, muscle tightness, and limited mobility. Chronic pain can also affect your mental health and cause anger, depression, fear of re-injury, and anxiety.
Chiropractic Care for Chronic Pain
The experienced chiropractors at P.I. HELP Injury Clinics- The Auto Accident Chiropractors in San Antonio, TX and Salt Lake City (Murray), UT can help treat chronic pain after a car, truck, or semi-truck accident. Our detailed chiropractors will do a comprehensive musculoskeletal exam as well as some tests to help diagnose the root of your chronic pain. Once you are diagnosed, our chiropractors will develop a treatment plan to address chronic pain symptoms such as inflammation, spinal misalignment, and muscle tension. Your treatment plan may include a variety of non-surgical treatments such as spinal manipulations or adjustments, manual therapies like myofascial release techniques, therapeutic exercises, therapeutic activities, and various modalities like interferential. Once your pain is fully addressed by our chiropractors and supportive physical rehabilitation therapy staff, you should be able to gradually increase your daily activities.
A minor or severe car, truck, or semi-truck accident can affect a patient physically, financially, and emotionally. Please contact our clinics for more information about chronic pain and chiropractic care or physical rehabilitation therapy after a car, truck, or semi-truck accident or to be referred to a TOP trusted and experienced personal injury attorney in the San Antonio, TX area or Salt Lake City, UT area including Murray, West Valley City, South Jordan, West Jordan, Draper, Midvale, Taylorsville and Kearns, UT.
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