Of the roughly 2 million rear-end accidents in the United States each year, a substantial number of folks end up experiencing chronic pain and disability. Some research indicates that 18% of people are still in pain 12 months after a crash.
Sweeney Chiropractic sees many car crash patients in our Nashville office, and we regularly see individuals who have been suffering for many years and have not been able to find relief. Sweeney Chiropractic has great success in helping these patients.
The Roots of Chronic Pain
During a collision, the ligaments of your spine can be stretched or torn. The damaged area becomes swollen and irritated and transmits pain impulses to the spinal cord and central nervous system.
Pain tells your central nervous system that something is wrong, which tells the muscle tissues in the damaged area to contract to shield the area from further damage.
If the injury isn't treated right away, a negative cycle develops. The hurt area keeps sending pain signals and each time, your central nervous system responds. This brings about a feedback loop in your nervous system that experts refer to as "central sensitization." Your nervous system basically becomes oversensitive to any kind of stimulation, leading to chronic pain.
Sweeney Chiropractic is able to help this kind of condition, as chiropractic is a proven way to restore the nervous system's healthy functioning. Studies show that adjustments are successful at reducing pain from auto collisions and shows that chiropractic in fact has positive effects on the pain centers of the brain.
If you live in Nashville and have been in a crash, you don't have to suffer with chronic pain. Give Sweeney Chiropractic a call today at (615) 331-7040 for a consultation or appointment.