Traumatic events are uncontrollable and nearly impossible to predict. Therefore, when people endure the throes of a life-altering event, they are likely to suffer mental and/or physical hardships as a result. These events can include combat situations, natural disasters, loss, death, abandonment, physical/sexual abuse, violence and car accidents. Get help today if you struggle with a traumatic experience and feel increased pain as a result.
The most common side effects of posttraumatic stress disorder include flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, loss of interests, detachment from others, insomnia and hyper-vigilance. In addition to these side effects, people with PTSD often battle physical pain that they cannot explain. PTSD can increase the pain someone feels in any of the following ways:
Hyper-arousal, depression and injuries can all increase pain sensitivity in patients with PTSD.
While treating PTSD is a complex task, it is possible. By getting into therapeutic care, an individual with PTSD can understand her disorder and the causes of it, which will help her address these problems in a healthy manner rather than allowing them to make life worse. Not only can those battling PTSD get help mentally, but their physical needs can also be met through physical therapy and strict medication regiments.
We understand the struggles you are going through with PTSD and pain, so call our 24 hour helpline right now. The call is toll free, and professional counselors are waiting for you to call.