Neck discomfort is the most widespread symptom documented after a car wreck, and it's not difficult to understand why. Dr. Sweeney in Nashville, TN has been treating people with neck pain from auto injuries since 2007.
During a wreck, your body moves with the seat while your head stays behind due to inertia. It is this difference in motion that results in injury.
Your spine is susceptible to sprain and stress from shear forces that result from the head and body moving in different directions. This shearing action can stretch or tear the ligaments and discs of your spinal column, leading to pain, irritation and scar tissue. Receiving early chiropractic care, is key for preventing chronic pain, particularly because of the elevated risk of ongoing symptoms in patients with whiplash injury.
Studies have shown that up to 1 out of 5 people can have neck pain signs or symptoms even ten years after the crash.
If you've been hurt in a wreck, chiropractic adjustments might be able to help. Studies indicate that chiropractic can help improve neck range of motion and prevent scar tissue from forming after an injury. And other research shows that early intervention can also help preclude the development of long-term pain.
If you have been in an auto collision and have symptoms of neck pain, Dr. Sweeney is here for you. We can pinpoint the underlying source of your pain and develop a plan of action to support you in restoring your health. We've helped many patients in Nashville, TN heal from these types of injuries since 2007.
Call our office today at (615) 331-7040 for an appointment or for more information.