About Post-Trauma Pain
Trauma can cause significant damage to tissue and bone. As such, chronic discomfort after a traumatic injury is not unusual. In fact, it is often expected after certain injuries, such as those sustained in an accident. Even the smallest of accidents can cause trauma, and it is not always evident immediately.
In many cases, Post-Trauma Pain Treatment begins just after the accident that caused the injury. This usually means setting bones, applying stitches, removing foreign objects from wounds, cleaning wounds, and so on. During this time, mild to severe discomfort is typical. Discomfort that persists following recovery is not.
Chronic post-traumatic distress is often misdiagnosed. Unresolved symptoms are often wrongly characterized as RSD (reflexive sympathetic dystrophy) and CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome).
Typically, those experiencing chronic distress following trauma have a rare syndrome known as causalgia. Causalgia symptoms are a result of nerve damage, which explains the persistence of pain even after the surrounding tissue has healed. The nerve does not necessarily have to be damaged, though. Pressure on the nerve from compression, which has several potential causes, is sufficient to cause mild to severe discomfort.
Post-Trauma Pain Treatment
The nervous system spans the entire human body. Every nerve in the nervous system is susceptible to damage. Post-traumatic distress can be caused by any one of these nerves and accurate diagnosis requires a trained professional.
At Advanced Pain Care, our doctors can determine what is the best course of action for treating post-trauma distress. If you’re suffering, Request an Appointment with us.