Auto Accident Injury Treatment in Austin, TX
Getting into an auto accident is many people's nightmare -- and if you're injured in that accident, the nightmare continues long after the event itself is over. Issues such as whiplash, back pain and extremity pain will only get worse the longer they go untreated; some people who have delayed symptoms don't seek the help they need until internal scarring has already complicated their injury. That's why you need to seek evaluation and treatment for an auto accident injury as quickly as possible -- and you'll find expert care and natural pain relief right here at Whitehead Chiropractic.
You may mentally associate the painful syndrome known as whiplash with auto accidents, and rightly so. Even a low-speed "bump" can jostle your body so that your head snaps back, flies forward and then snaps back again. This whip-like motion puts enormous stress on the neck, tearing muscles, throwing vertebrae out of alignment and allowing discs to herniate, pinching the cervical nerve roots. Whiplash is thus far more than a mere "pain in the neck," producing such varied symptoms as headaches, shoulder/arm/hand pain, jaw pain, dizziness, mental confusion, mood problems, tinnitus and visual impairment.
Sciatica and Herniated Discs
The same force that can injure your neck can also injure other parts of your spinal column. A misalignment or herniated disc in the lumbar spine can cause severe back pain as well as leg/foot pain, tingling sensations, muscle weakness or numbness -- a collection of symptoms known as sciatica. In the mid-back or thoracic region, unequal restraint from a three-point seat belt harness can allow your spine to twist beyond its capacity, causing joint damage and soft tissue strain.
Non-Surgical, Drug-Free Pain Relief for Whiplash and Other Auto Accident Injuries
Our Austin chiropractor, Dr. Wendee Whitehead, is the right professional to turn to when you've been in an auto accident. This is true even if you feel okay, because sometimes the symptoms of auto accident injury can be delayed significantly -- and these delays allow for clumps of internal scar tissue called adhesions to form at the injury site, such as the knee, limiting your ability to regain pain-free range of motion. An immediate spinal evaluation allows us to diagnose joint issues that require prompt correction, which in turn sets the stage for normal healing. we can administer a wide range of natural, non-surgical treatments, including:
- Chiropractic adjustment - Chiropractic adjustment can help restore normal spinal alignment and function while relieving nerve impingement.
- Corrective exercises - A personalized program of corrective exercises can help your soft tissues regain their strength and flexibility without developing adhesions.
- Massage therapy - Massage therapy can boost circulation to injured tissues while relieving pain and inflammation without drugs.
- Physiotherapy - Heat, cold and other physiotherapy techniques can promote natural pain relief and get swelling under control.
Don't put off getting the auto accident injury care you need. Call Whitehead Chiropractic at 512-451-0115 to schedule an evaluations and/or treatment as soon as possible!