Auto Accident Injury Program: Addressing Anxiety and Stress after an Auto Accident

Monmouth County pain management office treats both the psychological and physical injuries related to traumatic auto accidents.

Anxiety and stress have played an important role in human development. When confronted with a dangerous situation, these emotions set off a chain of reactions that help prepare the body for the many psychological and physiological processes necessary for survival.

Unfortunately, these negative reactions may persist long after the body is actually in danger. This is particularly true for those who have experienced a traumatic auto accident. For some people, fear and anxiety continue after the crash; this is troublesome when getting back on the roads is required for work or family responsibilities.

For other auto accident sufferers, the aftermath can simply be a stressful time. Fortunately, Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation makes the recovery process easier by offering a full Auto Accident Injury Program for pain management and rehabilitation. This program may include medical care, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, and chiropractic care (all offered at our Red Bank, NJ location). We can also help with legal and insurance issues.

Our pain management facility takes the recovery process one step further- we are also prepared to help auto accident victims cope with the psychological, emotional aftermath of a crash. Acupuncture is an effective tool in both relieving pain for auto accident injuries (such as whiplash or herniated discs) as well as assist with reducing the anxiety and stress associated with a traumatic incident. Acupuncture is ideal because it is safe, drug free, and painless.

Anxiety and Acupuncture

Auto accidents tend to happen at a very fast pace. As such, the brain is often unable to process the experience until after the crash is over and the body is no longer in danger. The diagnostic term for this delayed response is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Ancient Chinese medicine views stress and anxiety as blockages in the normal, healthy flow of energy throughout the body. By restoring the body’s natural balance, acupuncture helps many patients overcome negative emotions.

Acupuncture relieves pain, decreases heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and relaxes the muscles of the body. Western medical studies have shown that acupuncture helps the body to release endorphins—natural painkilling chemicals—in the brain. Endorphins serve to relax the body. Acupuncture also improves circulation of the blood throughout the body, oxygenating tissues and cycling out cortisol (the ‘stress’ hormone) and other waste chemicals.

Treatment for Post-Auto Accident Anxiety and Stress at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation

In addition to providing acupuncture for anxiety, Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation has incorporated a Medical Doctor (a Physiatrist) who not only specializes in pain management, but is also trained to help with patients’ emotional and social needs during the rehabilitation process. If you have recently experienced an auto accident and are suffering from either physical or emotional trauma, please contact our Red Bank, NJ pain management office.