Traumatic episodes and experiences from the past as well as those that have happened more recently can take a serious mental and physical toll on the body. This can result in chronic, ongoing pain, not to mention post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This condition is an affliction suffered by roughly eight million adults annually, and one out of every three people in the United States will experience chronic pain at some point during their lives.

Connecting Mind And Body

When a traumatic incident occurs, the human body works to adapt both mentally and physically as a way to buffer itself against the harm. As such, it is crucial to properly address the emotional aspects of chronic pain, including that stemming from PTSD. Depression is a particularly common manifestation of PTSD. It is therefore essential to make the effort to discover the root of a given patient’s feelings of depression and PTSD symptoms, even before taking steps to treat chronic pain.

Some of the most frequent types of chronic pain that stem from traumatic life experiences are:

Back pain
Pelvic discomfort
Whiplash
Fibromyalgia
Migraine headaches

Each and every one of these can benefit from chiropractic treatment.

It must be borne in mind that prior traumatic experiences need not dictate future events. While PTSD is not defined as “curable,” effective treatments and management techniques do exist. By making routine chiropractic adjustments part of an overall plan to address chronic pain stemming from PTSD, it is possible to gain real relief, on both emotional and physical levels. At Alaska Back Care we treat these the underlying causes, schedule your appointment with us.