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Chiropractor in Austin Texas adjusts Spines for Long-Lasting Pain Relief

chiropractor in austin texasAustin chiropractor Dr. Wendee Whitehead dedicates her life to providing the most effective and advanced chiropractic care to each of her patients so they can live active, headache- and pain-free lives. In addition to treating thousands of patients, Dr. Whitehead has spent extensive amounts of time in post-graduate training, learning advanced and precise forms of chiropractic treatment methods. All of the different techniques she employs have the same goal: enabling patients to recover from debilitating pain and live life to the fullest. Dr. Whitehead never gives up on patients, she is 100% committed to helping patients find relief and get their lives back.

Back Pain and Migraine Headaches Relieved with Austin Chiropractic Care

Austin chiropractor Dr. Whitehead has extensive training and experience in each of the following chiropractic techniques. After carefully evaluating the needs of each patient, whether a person needs relief from back pain, sciatica, a migraine headache, or any other painful condition, she employs the technique best suited to the situation.

Gonstead Technique

This technique requires very precise evaluation of the spine using X-rays and heat-sensing instruments to determine the exact location of biomechanical subluxations (misalignments) that may be interrupting the flow of the nervous system through the spine. Once the exact locations and degrees of the subluxations are determined, Dr. Whitehead uses very precise adjustments to correct them. As this technique requires additional training, Dr. Whitehead is one of only a handful of chiropractors in Austin offering this method of care. Simply put, this method uses in-depth testing and examinations by Dr. Whitehead to determine the underlying cause of pain. Once Dr. Whitehead has diagnosed the weak link causing the pain, she is able to calculate exact and precise adjustments to correct the source of the pain.

Orthospinology and Atlas Orthogonal Technique

Orthospinology, also known as Upper Cervical Care, pioneered by Dr. BJ Palmer and Dr John Grostic, involves assessing and gently aligning the upper two vertebrae in the neck. These upper two spinal vertebrae, the Atlas and Axis vertebra, can be adjusted to relieve a host of symptoms including back pain, ADHD, age-related spinal issues, vertigo, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, etc. Dr. Whitehead uses very precise calculations to determine exactly where and how the spine should be adjusted. Because this technique is so precise, it is a gentle, yet powerful way to put the spinal cord into its natural position and relieve pain.

Rehabilitation and Strengthening

Dr. Whitehead is Board Certified in Rehabilitation and Strengthening, meaning that she has completed additional hours of post-graduate training and instruction in this type of rehabilitation. Every rehabilitation plan designed by Dr. Whitehead is customized to the needs and goals of each patient. The plans almost always include low-tech rehabilitative exercises using kettle bells, foam rollers, stretching bands, and other standard gym equipment to enable patients to perform their exercises at home or their own gym.

Thompson Terminal Point Technique

Subluxations are located by taking exact measurements of leg lengths in different positions. Then, by using a special adjusting table where the cushioned segments can drop depending on where the thrust needs to be made, the force of gravity assists our chiropractor as she delivers the precise thrust that realigns the out-of-place vertebrae. This type of adjustment is gentle and does not produce any "cracking noises" in the back.

Activator Method

An Activator is a small, spring-loaded chiropractic device that Dr. Whitehead uses to deliver a targeted, gentle thrust to correct spinal misalignments. As this method utilizes a small hand tool, the adjustments are gentle and also free of the "cracking noise" heard during traditional adjustments.

McKenzie Exercises

Developed by New Zealand doctor, Robin McKenzie, this is a total system of evaluating, treating, and preventing pain that uses an array of gentle exercises. This form of treatment relies heavily on the patient's participation in these exercises for healing and strengthening.

Cox Flexion-Distraction

Dr. Whitehead relieves pressure on pinched nerves using a highly specialized spinal decompression table that creates flexion and distraction forces within the spine to elongate the discs. This technique uses no thrusts or applied force to adjust the spine, and is both very comfortable and effective in treating spinal pain.

For more information about these techniques, or our nutrition counseling, please call us at 512-451-0115. Dr. Whitehead is 100% committed to relieving your pain and helping you get your life back.

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