Have You Been In An Auto Accident?
In addition to the mental and financial stresses associated with an auto accident, physical injuries often develop. If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, we strongly recommend consulting with a chiropractor as soon as you have been medically cleared to do so. Chiropractic care can be essential in the management of auto accident pain, and can prevent significant health complications down the road--pardon the pun!Most Common Auto Accident Injuries
Anyone who is involved in a car accident is at risk for an acute injury. Some of the most common injuries that Austin chiropractor Dr. Wendee Whitehead treats includes:
Why See A Chiropractor After An Auto Accident?
- Back pain
- Neck pain, including whiplash
- Shoulder pain
- Impaired spinal alignment and mobility
Sometimes, physical dysfunction following a car accident is immediate and obvious. Other times, signs and symptoms of injury doesn't present until days or even weeks following the initial accident. A delayed symptom onset can occur because high levels of stress hormones present during a traumatic event can mask pain and other symptoms, that is until these hormone levels gradually return to normal after some time has passed.This is why it's critical to consult with a chiropractor as soon as possible following a car accident--even if you aren't having any active symptoms!
Early chiropractic care--including drug-free and non-invasive techniques including spinal adjustments, soft tissue massage, and corrective exercises--can significantly reduce or prevent inflammation and pain, restore mobility, normalize the body's nervous system, and promote tissue healing
. Have You Been In An Auto Accident? See Your Austin Chiropractor Today
Car accidents are scary--but your recovery from an auto accident injury doesn't have to be! Austin chiropractor Dr. Wendee Whitehead works with many patients struggling with back pain and other symptoms related to motor vehicle accidents. She takes the time to carefully sit down with each patient, going over a detailed health history, comprehensive physical examination, and individualized treatment plan to facilitate maximal healing and best outcomes possible. To schedule your appointment, call Whitehead Chiropractic today.