North Houston:   281-397-1850

110 Cypress Station Dr., Suite 225

I-45 Tidwell:   713-691-8355

5324 North Fwy, Suite. 120

North Houston: 
110 Cypress Station Dr., # 225
281-397-1850 

 I-45 Tidwell :
5324 North Fwy, # 120
 713-691-8355

Chronic Pain

CENTRAL SENSITIZATION AFTER AUTO INJURIES

Some patients develop chronic, widespread pain after an auto injury. Decades ago, people with these symptoms were thought to be exaggerating or faking their injuries. But now we know that there are actual changes that occur in the brain and nervous system that are at the root of some chronic pain.

During a crash, the tissues of your spine can be stretched or torn. The injured area becomes swollen and inflamed and sends pain signals to the spine and brain.

Pain tells the nervous system that something is wrong, which tells the muscles in the area to contract to protect the area from further injury.

If the injury isn’t treated right away, a negative cycle develops. The injured area keeps sending pain signals and each time, your central nervous system reacts.

Studies show that the pain centers of your brain begin to become over-stimulated or sensitized to pain stimuli, making your body over-sensitive to pain in general.

Medical research shows that auto injury patients demonstrate objective evidence of this. When auto injury patients with chronic pain are examined, scientists find that they are more susceptible to pain in their hands and feet — far from the source of the original injury.

Other research has found actual changes in brain function of chronic pain patients with PET scans.

Once the nervous system is on red alert, it can take time to reverse the negative cycle and get your nervous system back to its normal state.

If you’ve developed chronic pain from a car crash, we, at Chiromax Health & Wellness,   might be able to help. Research shows that chiropractic is effective at reducing pain from auto injuries and shows that chiropractic actually has positive effects on the pain centers of the brain. Dr. Hamid Ameri can pinpoint the root cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan to help you reclaim your health. 

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Dr. Hamid Ameri is an experienced and compassionate Chiropractic Doctor who is dedicated to provide safe, non-invasive treatment for your injuries, trauma, normal aging, and more.
If you live in The Greater Houston area and you’ve suffered an injury in an auto accident, Dr. Ameri and his team can help. Don’t opt for surgery before exploring all the options available to relieve your pain. Call (713) 691-8355  or (281) 397-1850 and schedule your appointment today and start your path to recovery and a healthy living

References

Stone AM, Vicenzino B, Lim EC, Sterling M. Measures of central hyperexcitability in chronic whiplash associated disorder – A systematic review and meta-analysis. Manual Therapy 2012;Sep 1