Managing Pain after Trauma

pain after trauma
Have you recently experienced a traumatic event? It’s well documented that not only physical trauma, but also emotional or mental trauma can cause pain to manifest in a variety of ways.

If you are experiencing pain after a traumatic event or experience, Neuro Pain Consultants, with several locations around the Detroit, MI area, are here to help.

What are some of the common conditions diagnosed after trauma?

While not every cause of pain leads to a definitive diagnosis, here are a few of the most common diagnoses that are known to be associated with some form of trauma:

  • Nerve damage
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)

Here is a little more information on each of these conditions.

  • Nerve damage.
  • This can occur in a variety of ways, and the symptoms of nerve damage are usually associated with weakness, twitching, numbness, burning, and closely related sensations. If you are experiencing nerve damage due to trauma, then we recommend you seek treatment immediately using a conservative approach.

  • CRPS.
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, often referred to as RSD, affects the central and autonomic nervous systems, and can cause a wide variety of issues with many patients reporting pain (not just on the skin, but over their whole body).

  • Individuals with CRPS generally notice severe pain, swelling, muscle spasms, burning, and sensitivity to water and touch. Also, patients who suffer from CRPS or RSD may find the affected limb or region of the body difficult to operate.

How are these conditions treated?

If you are experiencing pain after trauma related to one of the above conditions, or something else, it is important that you seek minimally invasive treatment before relying heavily on pain medications or surgery.

For many patients who are suffering with some form of pain triggered by trauma, the following treatment options may be exercised by our pain management professionals:

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Psychotherapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Nerve block injections
  • Mirror therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Are you ready for a different approach to managing your pain?

If you are tired of the pain associated with your trauma, whether it is due to nerve damage, RSD, CRPS, or another condition, we encourage you to contact us today. You do not have to live in pain. We can help!

Give our Detroit area location nearest you (Bloomfield Hills, Clarkston, Shelby Township, Troy, and West Bloomfield Township) a call today to learn what our trauma pain treatment program can do for you.