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Injuries And Conditions Associated With Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a traumatic experience, and no one deserves to go through it. The fact which makes domestic violence worse is that it comes from someone you know living in the same household. Fortunately, there are laws that protect all domestic violence victims and allow them to seek relief in civil as well as criminal court. 

Domestic violence can be extremely degrading for a person’s physical and mental health. If you are a victim of domestic violence or know someone who is silently suffering, consult with a Sandy domestic violence lawyer as soon as possible. 

Injuries and conditions associated with domestic violence 

  • Chronic pain. 

Chronic pain is one of the most common conditions associated with domestic violence. When the victim endures extreme physical violence, it can lead to persistent pain that does not go away even with the help of medications. This is either caused due to extreme one-time trauma or is a result of repeated violence. Cognitive stress from being in a violent household can also cause chronic body pain. 

  • Speech problems. 

This is something that most people in Sandy are unaware of, but speech problems from domestic violence are real. A sudden blow to the head can cause head trauma, leading to stuttering and other speed problems. It can also be caused due to the cognitive impact of enduring long-term violence due to anxiety. 

  • Migraines/headaches. 

Experiencing migraines and headaches is not uncommon among victims of domestic violence. While the cause of migraine is unknown, the condition is closely associated with conditions like anxiety, depression, and distress. All of these conditions are found in domestic violence victims. Living in a violent household for a long time can result in cognitive stress, leading to various mental illnesses and thus causing headaches. 

  • Back pain. 

If you or your loved one has endured physical violence, it will likely cause back pain. Back pain is caused by pulling, lifting or pulling, or twisting the spine. However, the condition is also caused by herniated discs from injuries, tense muscles from stress, or other direct injuries. It can also trigger chronic conditions later in life. 

  • Stroke. 

Women who are victims of domestic violence are 80% more likely to experience a stroke. Strokes are usually caused by uncontrolled high blood pressure leading to the bursting of a blood vessel (hemorrhagic stroke). Stress from domestic violence can cause the heart to work faster and increase blood pressure. The risk of blood clotting increases, which increases the chances of a heart attack or stroke. 

These are some of the common health conditions found in domestic violence victims. If you know someone suffering from the same, do not hesitate to report it to the police. However, before taking any further action, be sure to consult with an attorney. 

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