Being involved in a car accident can make a visit to your Nashville chiropractor a necessity when it comes to pain relief from any spine-related issues. However, a new study also reveals that engaging in treatment with a holistic-based provider (which is what most chiropractors are) may be just as essential to your mental health too – especially if you have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.
Research and What It Revealed
In a recent study published in the Journal of Rheumatology, researchers looked at data from 173 auto injury victims who sustained whiplash from car accidents and 207 others who had received relatively minor injuries in their crashes. These participants were assessed one year after their accidents to determine their quality of life and what the researchers found was surprising.
Approximately half of the patients felt that they had not fully recovered since the accident and that the pain was affecting their performance and level of happiness. Furthermore, individuals with PTSD fared the worst, both in regard to the pain they felt and their overall quality of life.
Chiropractic Care Is Your Answer
Addressing auto injuries with PTSD requires a multi-disciplinary approach. Dr. Sweeney is a holistic-based Nashville chiropractor who cares about all aspects of your health. In addition to relieving the physical symptoms of your auto injuries, he can help connect you with appropriate mental healthcare providers so that you can receive the treatment you need to fully recover. Call him today at Sweeney Chiropractic in Nashville, TN to schedule your appointment so you can start to heal your auto injury – mentally and physically!
Hours M, et al. One Year After Mild Injury: Comparison of Health Status and Quality of Life Between Patients with Whiplash Versus Other Injuries. Journal of Rheumatology 2013. 10.3899/jrheum.130406