Some patients develop widespread, chronic pain after an auto injury.
Decades ago, people experiencing these symptoms were thought to be faking or exaggerating their injuries.
But now, we know that there are actual changes that occur in the nervous system and brain that are at the root of some chronic pain conditions.
If you were recently involved in a car accident, schedule an immediate examination with the car accident injury Chiropractors at AICA College Park.
During an accident, the tissues of your spine can be torn or stretched.The injured area becomes inflamed and swollen and sends pain signals to the brain and spine.
The injured area becomes inflamed and swollen and sends pain signals to the brain and spine.
Pain tells the nervous system that something isn’t right, which tells the muscles in the area to contract to protect the area from further damage.
If the injury isn’t treated immediately, a negative cycle develops. The damaged area continues sending pain signals, and each time, your central nervous system has a reaction.
Studies indicate that the pain centers of your brain start to become over-stimulated or sensitized to pain stimuli, making your body in general over-sensitive to pain.
Medical research shows that automobile injury patients demonstrate objective evidence of this. When automobile injury patients with chronic pain are evaluated, scientists find that they are more likely to experience pain in their hands and feet — far from the source of the original injury.
Other research has found changes in brain function of chronic pain sufferers with PET scans.
Once the nervous system is on high alert, it can take time to reverse the negative cycle and get your nervous system back to its usual state.
If you have developed chronic pain from a car crash, we may be able to help.
Research shows that Chiropractic therapy is effective at reducing pain from automobile injuries and shows that Chiropractic care has positive effects on the pain centers of the brain. Your Chiropractor can pinpoint the source of your pain and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health.
Don’t suffer, call us at (404) 592-0319 to make an appointment or set up a consultation by filling out our online submission form.