Treatment for Pain-Related PTSD Symptoms
Post-traumatic stress syndrome or PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can affect anyone of any age if they have experienced a traumatic event. From military service to survivors of abuse or violent events, many people suffer from PTSD and may also have physical injuries related to the same trauma. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, our multidisciplinary approach to pain management includes psychotherapy options and treatment for pain-related PTSD symptoms at our clinic in San Jose, CA.
PTSD is a challenging, psychiatric anxiety disorder. It can affect children, teens and adults after witnessing or surviving any type of event where they were in mortal danger or witnessed harm or destruction. Many people with PTSD experience fear, anxiety, behavioral changes, nightmares and mood swing symptoms that can impact their personal relationships, career and all aspects of living a quality life.
Can Chronic Pain Cause PTSD?
Chronic pain and PTSD often go hand-in-hand. Events that can cause PTSD often also cause injuries or other stress that can result in chronic pain. In some cases, PTSD or other mood disorders can cause pain or impact the level of pain a patient may experience. The two conditions are often interlinked, as chronic pain can trigger PTSD symptoms and chronic pain can stem from PTSD-related depression. The two should not be treated as separate conditions, as one is often caused or triggered by the other.
Our pain specialists at Allied Pain & Spine understand that mood disorders like PTSD and chronic pain are two-sides of the same coin. We treat our patients as a whole, not just their physical disorder. We offer innovative treatments for managing pain, as well as treatment for pain-related PTSD symptoms and other mood disorders. To learn more, contact us at our clinic in San Jose or our other locations in the greater Bay area.