While your body may heal quickly following an injury or traumatic event, the emotional wounds often take longer. Your body may be holding onto the negative effects of trauma when you do not even realize it. It could be affecting your mobility, coordination, and daily life. Trauma release often occurs as you continue therapy for your physical and emotional injuries.
If you are experiencing signs that you are healing from trauma but need additional help, our team at the Naples Community Injury Center is here for you. Our chiropractic and physical therapy programs could help you heal. Call (239) 631-5445 to learn more.
Eight Top Physical Signs Your Body Is Releasing Trauma
Some trauma survivors do not realize they are still experiencing low energy and other physical symptoms as a response to their trauma. Even if their physical injuries are healing well, the negative emotions of emotional trauma can cause physical symptoms.
When your body releases trauma, you may also experience signs that this is occurring. Taking note of these signs ensures you are taking the necessary steps to heal emotionally, too. Here are 8 common signs of your body releasing trauma and healing:
1. You Feel Your Emotions
When your body begins healing from the impact of trauma, you may cry, get angry, or otherwise begin to feel your emotions. This could feel like you are getting worse, but you are no longer detached from how you feel about the events. Instead, you are facing them head-on.
2. You Do Not Feel Sick Anymore
As you release trauma, you will likely feel better. Your immune system will be stronger, and you will likely stop having many common physical symptoms such as headaches, muscle tension, and fatigue.
3. You Look Forward to Activities Again
As you release trauma, you will feel like being more active. You will feel an increase in energy. This could make it easier to complete self-care and daily tasks as well as engage in social activities. You may feel like returning to work or seeing friends when you have been avoiding such activities.
4. You Have Less Pain
Holding trauma in your body can cause pain. Whether you have headaches, muscle aches, or fatigue, your pain levels should decrease as your mental health improves and you heal emotionally.
5. You No Longer Feel Tense and Anxious
When you release trauma, you will feel less tension throughout your body. You may clench your jaw, hold your shoulders tight, and have other physiological reactions to the trauma you feel. This makes you feel tense and anxious. As you heal from the trauma, these issues will go away.
6. You Experience Physiological Effects
Holding unresolved trauma in your body causes several physiological effects. As you release the trauma and heal, your heart rate will slow, and your blood pressure may decrease.
7. You’ve Stopped Reliving the Trauma
Many people who experience a traumatic injury or event suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. They relive the trauma through flashbacks and similar psychological effects. As they begin to heal physically and emotionally, this should occur less and less.
8. Your Hobbies Return
When a traumatic experience occurs, and the victim is holding trauma, they often push their favorite activities and hobbies aside. As they release trauma, their interests generally return, and they enjoy their hobbies again.
Our Practitioners Can Aid in Your Trauma Release Therapy
Our doctors encourage all patients who have experienced a traumatic accident or event to seek mental health support to address their psychological and emotional concerns related to their injuries. However, we also believe that undergoing physiotherapy and care for your injuries can play a role in helping you release the trauma you are holding in your body.
Some aspects of physical therapy that could help you alleviate trauma-related symptoms include:
- Massage Therapy: Massage therapy is commonly used as a part of comprehensive physiotherapy plans. It can relieve pain, reduce swelling, alleviate tense muscles, and increase blood flow to the affected area. This therapy also promotes relaxation and can help relieve anxiety, emotional stress, and other trauma symptoms.
- Rehabilitation: Rehabilitative therapy helps patients rebuild strength, recover their range of motion, and heal from their injuries. A part of this process could include therapies that help you relax and let go of the trauma held in your body.
- Strength- and Flexibility-Building: Treatment and rehabilitation aim to help you leave care healthier and stronger than before your trauma and injuries. The act of engaging in these exercises can help you release some of the trauma from your accident.
For some injuries, undergoing chiropractic care can provide additional physical and psychological benefits. The goal is to address specific issues with spinal alignment, relieve pinched nerves, and manage other injuries. These therapies may be prescribed alongside physical therapy and other treatments.
Get Help From Our Team With Your Traumatic Injuries
The Naples Community Injury Center team has three doctors who use more than 60 years of combined experience to help patients heal, physically and emotionally, after traumatic experiences. We understand how difficult it can be to recover from a traumatic accident or injury, including auto accidents, sports injuries, fall injuries, and workplace accidents.
Our practitioners prescribe personalized treatment and rehabilitation plans for each patient to increase their quality of life. During their initial intake exam with our team, we assess their needs and offer therapies to address the injury, help them rebuild strength, and address their other needs holistically.
We understand how difficult it can be to overcome trauma after a serious injury or event. We can provide support and guidance for our patients during this trying time, helping them heal inside and out.
Call the Naples Community Injury Center for Your Initial Intake Exam
Naples Community Injury Center provides a wide range of chiropractic and physical therapies for patients with traumatic injuries to their musculoskeletal system. Our therapies may help clients release trauma, too.