We Can Address Noise Sensitivity Issues After an Accident
A secondary side effect of many automobile accidents is the development of a sensitivity to noise. It is not widely discussed because it is seemingly less impactful than head or back injuries, but it can be nevertheless burdensome. Noise sensitivity may be a long-term or short-term effect and usually coincides with concussion symptoms. When elements of the central nervous system (CNS) are not working properly, the effects can be more severe. But Boston Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center can help. At our state-of-the-art clinic in Boston, MA, we use specialized equipment to address our patients’ brain, spinal cord, and nerve issues. Thorough chiropractic care can help you overcome your sensitivity to noise, so call us today.
Auto Accidents Can Cause Sensory Sensitivities
Drivers and passengers who are involved in automobile accidents are susceptible to sustaining a concussion. If a collision jars your head forward and backward, your brain will move around inside your skull and endure damage to its cells and structures. It is well known that concussions can lead to headaches and light sensitivity, but they can also cause sensitivity to noise. Among the most common noise-related issues are:
Persons suffering from this condition may not recognize any hearing impairment, but many are unable to focus on a single sound. Therefore, they find it challenging to function in typical environments due to ambient background noise.
Among the most common noise sensitivity concerns related to concussions, tinnitus is characterized by a ringing or buzzing sound in one’s ear or ears. This happens due to damage to the inner ear or hearing nerves.
Though not a specific condition in the ear, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can cause a sensitivity to loud noises. This can also lead to Exaggerated Startle Syndrome.
Chiropractic Care Can Address Your Sensitivity to Noise
Your sensitivity to noise following a car crash is due to an impairment in detecting, modulating, or responding to stimuli. If your CNS is not operating properly, your sensitivity to noise can cause anxiety and an inability to function in typical settings. However, Boston Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center can help. Chiropractic care and spinal adjustments can treat the brain – as well as nerves that were damaged in your auto accident – to improve your reaction to sensory stimuli. Such manipulation will help relax your response to loud noises and reduce any persistent ringing noises in your ears.
Contact Us Today for Noise Sensitivity Treatment
If you are startled every time you hear a loud noise or endure constant buzzing in your ears, it may become challenging to maintain an active routine. Sensitivity to noise may seem like a minor side effect of your brain or head injury following an auto accident, but it can be persistent and incapacitating. For help treating your sensitivity to noise, visit Boston Chiropractic Spine & Injury Center. Our expert team will use proven techniques to improve the function of your CNS and restore normalcy to your life.