When chronic pain prevents you from going about your regular activities, it’s important to find a way to treat it. Medications and other types of conventional treatments are not always effective enough to provide long-term relief. Other types of treatment, such as surgery, are invasive and come with the risk of bleeding, infections and other complications.
When you come to our chiropractor in North Austin, TX for treatment, you can expect safe, effective relief from chronic pain.
#1. Effective, Affordable Care for Chronic Pain Relief for North Austin
Seeing our chiropractor for chronic pain means that you can enjoy relief with no risks of adverse reactions, infections or other serious complications.
Dr. Wendee Whitehead, our chiropractor, does spinal adjustments that effectively relieve your neck and back pain by straightening out your spine and ensuring that it is in its proper alignment. When your spinal discs are lined up correctly, this eases pain by relieving pressure on nerves in the area.
Spinal adjustments also help your body heal naturally, so you do not have to depend on medications for treatment. These adjustments can also lower your risk of having pain get worse, come back or occur on a persistent basis.
#2. Chiropractic care has been found to be an effective alternative treatment for a variety of physical problems and symptoms.
A North Austin chiropractor can help treat your pain and problems related to:
Chronic Back Pain. Chiropractic techniques have been found to be an effective way to treat chronic back pain from work injury or other cause, relieving pain and improving mobility.
Neck Pain, Stiff Neck or Crick in the Neck. Poor sleep habits or working long hours on the computer can cause chronic neck pain. Spinal manipulation can help to relieve pressure on nerves and reduce discomfort.
Shoulder Pain. Shoulder pain is often related to spinal disc problems and pressure on nerve endings. Adjustments can help to correct this issue.
Leg Weakness. Poor spinal function can cause leg pain and muscle weakness. Adjustment and exercise can improve mobility and comfort levels.
Tingling Down the Back of the Leg. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower spine into the hip and down the leg. Damage to the nerve can produce a tingling sensation down the leg, along with numbness. Chiropractic care is effective against this condition.
Frequent Headaches and Migraines. Chiropractic care can also help relieve the pain from migraines and other types of head pain. Your chiropractor will take an extensive medical history to help determine the source of the pain.
Knee Pain. Knee pain can result from dysfunction in the spinal column that causes the individual to compensate by changing the way they walk. Chiropractic care can re-align the spine to allow a more natural gait.
Lingering Sports Injury Pain. An athletic injury can leave individuals with lingering pain and weakness. Chiropractic spinal adjustment and corrective exercises can help improve strength and range of motion.
Pain from Auto Accident Injuries. Whiplash pain, back pain, hip pain or shoulder pain can result from car accident impacts. Chiropractic care can improve function and reduce painful symptoms.
10 – TMJ Pain. Temporomandibular joint disorder can cause jaw pain, headaches and earaches/. Your TX. Austin chiropractor can apply techniques to restore spinal function to relieve pressure on nerves.
#3. Early Detection of Spinal Problems
Coming in for chiropractic care also gives our chiropractor a chance to check for early signs of spinal problems that can occur. For example, you might be at risk of developing spinal damage due to overuse or from wear and tear that happens over many years.
Our chiropractor can detect these potential problems and lower your risk of developing serious damage by using chiropractic techniques and corrective exercises to strengthen your joints. Our postural screenings offer another way to check for spinal problems that should be treated to prevent more severe damage.
#4. Get Care Beyond A Chiropractic Adjustment
Our North Austin chiropractor does more than offer spinal adjustments to ease pain. You can also learn corrective exercises to add strength to your muscles and joints. Other types of care include nutritional counseling to help you eat healthier and lose excess weight that strains your back or other joints. You can also receive lifestyle advice about healthy changes to make to your daily routine for pain management.
FAQ: Chiropractic Care
What Is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a natural way of reducing pain and improving quality of life. It is a proven method for helping people to recover from spine-related health problems. Chiropractic is the largest, drug free and non-surgical health care profession in the country.
How Does a Chiropractor Help?
Chiropractors are specially trained to first evaluate and then provide treatment for spinal conditions. Hospitals and private practice doctors frequently recommend the services of a chiropractor to address these types of chronic back, neck, spine, and other nerve-related pain.
The goal of a chiropractor is to treat not just the pain, but the underlying cause of it without the use of surgery or medications. The benefits extend beyond this and may include reduction of headaches, improvement of jaw pain, improvement of carpal tunnel syndrome, reduction of tingling in the legs and arms, and pain reduction for sciatica sufferers. And, overall, your wellbeing can improve through the help of chiropractic care.
How Do Chiropractic Services Work?
Accidents, sports injuries, home stress, and repetitive work alter the function of the body’s natural nervous system. The body just cannot adapt to these changes and the joints in the spine lock up. This restriction, also known as a misalignment, often results in pressure on the spinal nerve.
With chiropractic care, our goal is to determine what structural distortions are occurring, called subluxations, and restore the proper alignment in an effort to improve function. If you have pain, swelling, numbness, tingling or spasms of the spine, neck, and back, you may benefit from this type of treatment.
When Should You See a Chiropractor?
Our North Austin chiropractor is available to help you at any time. We work with people of all ages and those facing many types of ailments. This includes back and neck pain, recovery after accidents and support for illness improvement. Our highly trained professionals can help you determine if chiropractic care can help in your situation.
Is Chiropractic Care Safe?
Yes. This is a natural and non-surgical approach to healing and improving quality of life. It is one of the safest types of medical treatment care available to patients today. Chiropractors have one of the lowest malpractice rates in all health care professions because of this high level of safety.
What does chiropractic have to do with my immune system?
The human body is controlled by nerves. In fact your nervous system controls all the other systems of your body. Your nervous system controls your circulation, your immune system, your lungs and your breathing) When you have 100 percent function from your brain to your body you are most capable of having healthy function. However, when the bones of your spine, your vertebrae are no longer in normal alignment, delicate nerve tissues that communicate vital information from the brain to the body are interrupted.
Upper cervical chiropractic is effective because studies show that when the upper two bones of the neck are out of alignment and they are restored to the normal position, your immune fighting cells increase. In fact Men’s Health magazine said this year instead of getting a flu vaccine get your atlas aligned. If your neck vertebrae aren’t aligned properly, the major nerves that control your immune system will not be receiving the instructions they need in order to do their jobs properly.
How does this affect my immune system?
In 1917-1918 there was a major flu epidemic. Chiropractors got fantastic results from influenza patients while those under medical care died like flies all around.” “Statistics reflect a most amazing, almost miraculous state of affairs. The medical profession was practically helpless with the flu victims but chiropractors seemed able to do no wrong.” “In Davenport, Iowa, 50 medical doctors treated 4,953 cases, with 274 deaths. In the same city, 150 chiropractors including students and faculty of the Palmer School of Chiropractic, treated 1,635 cases with only one death.”
In fact, several studies have been carried out in recent years that have shown that Upper Cervical Chiropractic treatments on a regular basis can significantly reduce ear infections, colds, and other common winter ailments by nearly 200%.
How does that happen?
Chiropractors do not treat the flu or other diseases. Chiropractors restore the normal function to your nervous system by re-aligning your spine. This allows your body to have optimum health and function. Upper Cervical Chiropractors take precise x-rays of your spine and measure your misalignment to the millimeter. Dr. Whitehead will precisely and gently re-align your spine and allow your body to function at its highest potential.
Do all chiropractors know upper cervical?
Not all chiropractors practice upper cervical care. Upper cervical chiropractic is a specialized technique that involves no cracking or thrusting. Dr. Wendee Whitehead D.C. has invested over 200 hours of advanced training in Orthospinology and specific upper cervical.
According to Dr. Whitehead” I am committed to being precise and specific with upper cervical care. My patients depend on me to provide them the best care possible and that is what we strive to do with each patient. I know when we remove the interference to the brain stem, my patient is most capable of having maximum health potential.”
Contact Us For An Appointment with Our North Austin Chiropractor
If you have been injured or if you deal with chronic pain, contact Whitehead Chiropractic to set up an appointment with our North Austin chiropractor. Dr. Whitehead offers safe and dependable chiropractic care that can provide you with pain relief on an ongoing basis.