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Pain Management OKC Shares Common Car Accident Injuries And Treatments: Part 2

Pain Management OKC Getting You On The Road To Recovery

In part one of this blog series, our pain management OKC team shared some statistics (published by the Department of Public Safety) about the overwhelming number of car accidents and injuries that occurred in Oklahoma during 2015 (the last reported year so far). The results indicated that over 44,000 people were (and probably still are) in need of car accident care! We also shared the most common car accident injuries and some treatment options for car accident care.

Today, our pain management OKC team would like to talk about 2 more of the most common injuries.

  • Brain Trauma: Second to whiplash, a concussion is a very popular car accident injury. The sudden blow to the the head or intense shaking of the head or upper body can leave a person with a plethora of problems. The dizziness, fatigue, memory loss, nausea, vomiting, and delayed response are all symptoms of a concussion. Other brain injuries may occur, also which can cause ongoing migraines or chronic pain.
  • Spinal Damage: The most common spinal injuries usually involve fractured, dislocated, or crushed vertebrae. Injury to the spine after a car accident can lead to multiple problems, too. For example, a damaged spinal cord can lead to a person’s inability to control bladder or bowel movements, problems moving limbs, difficulty breathing, and loss of sensations.

These two common car accident injuries require that patients seek medical attention as soon as possible. The longer one waits, the worse ongoing pain may become. If you have been in accident, our pain management OKC team encourages you to seek out car accident care quickly!

Most patients have found relief with a personalized pain management OKC treatment plan. The most common treatment is a series of injections to the appropriate location which will allow the surrounding muscles and tissue to be relieved of pain. Within weeks after receiving car accident care, most patients notice a difference and are on the road to recovery.

If injections alone aren’t enough to get you back to feeling great there may be some additional steps our pain management OKC specialist will suggest as Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers offers chiropractic therapies, acupuncture, massage therapy and psychological counseling.

To book an appointment at Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers for car accident care, please click here.

Car Accident Care- Pain Management OKC

Pain Management OKC Shares Common Car Accident Injuries And Treatments: Part 1

Pain Management OKC Getting You On The Road To Recovery

The most up-to-date statistics on car crashes reported by the Department of Public Safety shows that in Oklahoma over 53,000 accidents occurred in 2015. Imagine how long it must have taken to gather this data and exactly how many people didn’t document their case! Furthermore, over 8,100 documented accidents resulted in fatalities while the remaining portion were separated into various levels of injuries. That’s over 44,000 people in our state alone that were (and probably still are) in need of car accident care! Our pain management OKC team can only imagine as more drivers enter the roadway that these numbers won’t decrease.

With that being said, today we are here to discuss a few of the most common car accident injuries and car accident care treatments that our pain management OKC team can provide to you.

  • Whiplash: The most popular and well-known car accident injury is whiplash. This strain on the neck is most common due to rear end collisions and the impact is usually strong enough that it forces the driver’s head to be pushed backward and forward rapidly. Muscles and ligaments being extended beyond their average range of motion causes a lot of neck pain, headaches, stiffness, fatigue, dizziness, and often the injured person has a reduced range of motion.
  • Chest Pain: Injury to the chest can be the result of being pushed forcefully into the seatbelt strap. It can also be a result of being thrown into the steering wheel or dashboard. The outside injuries often heal much sooner than those unseen on the inside. Everything from broken bones to damaged nerves can cause chronic pain.

These two common car accident injuries require that patients seek medical attention as soon as possible. The longer one waits, the worse ongoing pain may become. If you have been in accident, our pain management OKC team encourages you to seek out car accident care quickly!

Most patients have found relief with a personalized pain management OKC treatment plan. The most common treatment is a series of injections to the appropriate location which will allow the surrounding muscles and tissue to be relieved of pain. Within weeks after receiving car accident care, most patients notice a difference and are on the road to recovery.

If injections alone aren’t enough to get you back to feeling great there may be some additional steps our pain management OKC specialist will suggest as Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers offers chiropractic therapies, acupuncture, massage therapy and psychological counseling.

To book an appointment at Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers for car accident care, please click here.

Effects of Living In Chronic Pain- Part 2- Pain Management OKC

Pain Management OKC Reports Effects Of Living In Chronic Pain: Part 2

Pain Management OKC: The Psychological & Cognitive Impact Of Pain

In part one of this blog series, our pain management OKC specialist discussed how about 100 million Americans suffer from pain every day of their lives. What we didn’t tell you then was that there are so many documented cases of chronic pain that it has now become the number one reason for long-term disability in the United States. In part one, we listed some psychological side effects of living in chronic pain. Today, our pain management OKC team would like to share with our readers about the cognitive side effects, as well.

Negative Cognitive Side Effects Of Daily Pain

  • Forgetting Things: Living a busy life is already difficult enough and makes it easy to forget little things, but imagine being in so much pain that you cannot even remember words. This is a condition called aphasia and it causes people to forget words they would normally be able to recall quite quickly. The extra mental stress of being in pain can make an average person become very absentminded.
  • Losing Focus: Constant pain will often make it difficult to focus on anything besides the pain! Forget trying to write an article (like this one) or working in an office setting and trying to keep up with the load provided to you. The stiffness often associated with trying to cope with the pain can also be a distraction from concentration.
  • Broken Sleep: A good night of rest is, perhaps, one of the most important factors for living a good quality life. Not only do people with daily pain have problems falling asleep from time to time, but there are many who cannot stay asleep once they do manage to nod off. Lack of sleep can cause a plethora of problems all on its own such as impaired thinking, health risks, and accidents. As if those weren’t alarming enough, lack of sleep also feeds even more into the forgetfulness and loss of focus for everyday tasks.

Do any of these cognitive concerns seem like anything you’re going through due to daily pain? Whether your pain is causing you psychological impairment or cognitive issues, our pain management OKC specialists do not feel it is necessary or worth it for you to live this way. If you find yourself in any of these situations, please don’t hesitate to seek help!

If you’d like to book an appointment with Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers, please contact our pain management OKC specialists by clicking here.

Effects Of Living In Chronic Pain- Part 1- Pain Management OKC

Pain Management OKC Reports Effects Of Living In Chronic Pain: Part 1

Pain Management OKC: The Psychological & Cognitive Impact Of Pain

Did you know that living in chronic pain is something that, according to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies, about 100 million Americans do every day? That being said, if you’re having joint pain, lower back pain, migraines, or any pain that can be traced back to the nervous system or spine our pain management OKC specialists would love to help. First, we’d like you to know why you should care about getting some relief for that pain!

If you’re suffering then you may already be aware of some of the side effects of living in daily pain, but we’d like to share some information as a reminder and especially to shed some light on the situation for those who may not understand what it is like to be in constant pain. Today, our pain management team is listing some ways that pain can negatively effect your ability to psychologically function.

Negative Psychological Side Effects Of Daily Pain

  • Developing Depression: Having something wrong with your body and living with the pain each day can take a mental toll. Just the idea of facing the pain on a daily basis can be enough for some people to feel discouraged, sad, hopeless, and disinterested in general life. While depression is treatable, it’s likely to stick around in about 17% of people for life, especially if they don’t do anything to correct the issue.
  • Experiencing Anxiety: Constant pain can also cause general anxiety problems to occur. Often people think depression and anxiety are the same, but they are actually different despite the fact that many daily pain sufferers will sometimes experience similar symptoms (or develop both problems). The key issues of anxiety include feelings of nervousness, restlessness, a sense of impending danger, and having increased breath and heart rate.
  • Becoming Isolated: A healthy support system for anyone is ideal; unfortunately, for those with chronic pain a breakdown of relationships may occur. Many people in daily pain live alone, because either they feel that outsiders are judging them by saying they’re “faking it” or this is, sadly, actually the case. Sometimes, it’s the pain sufferer themselves who choose to be alone due to the mental frustration of dealing with daily pain.

Do any of these major concerns sound like anything you’re going through due to daily pain? If so, please don’t live with it any longer! If you’d like to seek assistance via a holistic approach to treatment, please feel free to give our pain management OKC specialists a try. We have specialized pain management OKC injection therapies, chiropractic therapies, acupuncture, massage therapy and psychological counseling to meet your needs.

If you’d like to book an appointment with Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers please contact out pain management OKC specialists by clicking here.