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Dealing with the After Effects of Traumatic Injury Pain

Dealing with the After Effects of Traumatic Injury Pain

Sometimes an unexpected and traumatic accident can lead to pain, dysfunction, and impaired mobility that can last long after the initial injury heals. Keep reading to learn about what traumatic injuries are and how a personalized, professionally supervised pain management program can help you bounce back.

What is a Traumatic Injury?

Traumatic injuries are physical injuries that require immediate medical attention due to their sudden onset and severity. These injuries can be life-threatening and affect multiple systems and organs within the body, including the head, brain, spine, and limbs.

Traumatic injuries can happen after a range of accidents, including falls, car accidents, and work-related hazards.

Some of the most common traumatic injuries that our patients have faced include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic amputation
  • Crush injury
  • Burns and cuts
  • Broken bones
  • Concussion

It’s important to consider that a traumatic injury can have a pronounced and long-lasting effect on a person’s physical health and mental health. Even after the initial injury has healed, the psychological, hormonal, and neurological impacts of a highly stressful accident can persist, leading to persistent pain and dysfunction.

Traumatic injuries can be especially devastating because there’s no way to predict when they will happen or what will happen to your body afterward.

Common Pain Management Approaches That Address Pain from Traumatic Injury

When you have pain from a traumatic event, there are ways to help you regain the mobility and comfort you knew before your accident.

Beneficial Approaches to consider include:

  • Pain Medication Management: intelligently prescribed medications from a highly trained pain management doctor can offer symptom relief while minimizing the risk of adverse reactions like drowsiness or dependency
  • Physical Therapy: physical therapists are experts in injury rehabilitation and can prescribe non-invasive modalities alongside personalized exercise programs to help a person move with less pain
  • Nerve Blocks and Spinal Cord Stimulator Implants: blocking chronic pain at its source with nerve blocks or nerve stimulation can help a person feel good enough to tolerate their physical therapy, reduce their dependency on medications, and even avoid surgery
  • PRP Therapy: regenerative medicine techniques like platelet-rich plasma therapy can accelerate tissue healing even in chronic injuries
  • Psychological Services: people dealing with chronic pain due to a traumatic event often struggle with mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); personalized psychotherapy offers survivors an outlet for expressing their concerns and tools to improve coping skills

Pain Management in Indiana and Ohio

If you’re looking for the best medically-supervised pain management Indiana can offer, contact the Center for Pain Management at 317-706-7246. Our pain management clinics are located in three convenient locations, along with special surgery centers to complement them for your convenience.

For anyone who lives further away, the Center for Pain Management is part of a larger pain management network managed by the American Pain Consortium that includes three pain management clinics in Ohio. Whatever your need, you can call us or contact us online to learn more or schedule an appointment.