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Are You Depressed Because of Your Auto Injury?

It’s perfectly understandable to feel depressed after you have an auto injury. You were used to a certain lifestyle before the car accident and then out of nowhere, your car is hit. You are unable to work and do the fun things you used to do. Who wouldn’t feel depressed in that situation?

Affecting over half of people after a car accident, depression can spring up quickly or take months to develop. Psychologically, it’s easy to understand this, but did you know that there also could be a physical reason for the depression?

In one study in Canada of 3,452 people who suffered whiplash, those who had depression after the car accident had certain things in common. They were people who had severe pain in their body, including the back and neck, numbness or tingling in their hands or arm, dizziness, or may have suffered a fracture as an auto injury as well.

The researchers also discovered some else quite interesting:  if someone had mild body pain before the collision, their depression was not relieved. This may indicate that the depression may be coming directly from an injury affecting the nervous system, such as what happens with whiplash.

Chiropractic can address your injury plus any existing pains you may have had. Thus, you have a greater chance of feeling better – in many ways.

Call your Nashville chiropractor today to schedule an appointment.

June 12, 2014

Dr. Sweeney

Dr. Jim Sweeney & Dr. Jon Sweeney, your Nashville Chiropractors and Palmer College of Chiropractic West graduates, provide quality chiropractic care to patients in Nashville, TN. If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headache, sciatica or have been in an auto collision, Sweeney Chiropractic can get you back on the road to health.