Treatment for Pain-Related PTSD Symptoms
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, affects millions of people. It is not only a mental health problem for those who have been through traumatic life events such as military service or violent acts, it can be related to trauma from pain. Many people with chronic pain may also suffer from PTSD or other anxiety disorders. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we offer pain management and treatment for pain-related PTSD symptoms at our medical center in San Leandro, CA.
Symptoms and Causes of Pain-Related PTSD
Chronic pain can either cause PTSD or be linked to the event that caused the psychiatric disorder. Traumatic events that cause substantial injury can result in chronic pain, but they may also be responsible for disrupting mental health. In some cases, chronic pain is what causes PTSD without a traumatic event. Some of the symptoms of PTSD may include:
- Hallucinations or reliving traumatic events
- Avoidance of people or places
- Extreme emotions – anger, irritability and rage
- Negative or suicidal thoughts
- Behavioral changes and anxiety symptoms
Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a very complex mental health condition and requires specialized treatment. When chronic pain is linked with PTSD, it is important to combine treatments that will benefit both disorders. This requires a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, which is what we offer at Allied Pain & Spine Institute.
Relief from Pain and PTSD
Our experienced team of medical professionals at Allied Pain & Spine Institute work together to design personalized treatment plans for each patient. We have advanced methods of managing chronic pain using minimally invasive treatments, as well as therapies for pain-related mood disorders like PTSD. We offer medication management, psychotherapy, physical therapy, injections and many other treatment modalities at one location to help you improve your mental and physical health. Every patient with these conditions is unique and needs a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs.
If you have symptoms of PTSD and you are always living with chronic pain, these two conditions need to be treated in tandem. At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, we offer innovative treatment for pain-related PTSD and advanced pain management therapies. Contact our medical clinic in San Leandro, CA, to schedule a PTSD and chronic pain treatment consultation.