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Auto Accidents

Austin Chiropractor Providing Auto Accident Care For Cedar Park and NW

Auto Accidents Symptoms of whiplash and how chiropractic care can help. Whiplash after a car accident can be a serious problem. Symptoms Include:
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  • Neck Pain/Stiffness
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Ringing in Ears
  • Back Pain
  • Inability to turn neck
  • Arm numbness

Whiplash is most commonly received while riding in a car that is struck from the front, back or side. It also occurs from sports injuries, slips or falls or unexpected, rapid motions of the neck.

While the head is suddenly jerked forward and back, back and forward or side to side, the muscles, the ligaments and other soft tissues supporting the spine and head can be overstretched or torn.

The soft pulpy discs between spinal bones can bulge, tear or rupture. Vertebrae can be forced out of their normal position, reducing range of motion. The spinal cord and nerve roots in the neck can get stretched and irritated. Then resulting instability of the spine and soft tissues can result in headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, pain in the shoulder, arms and hands, reduced ability to turn and bend, and even low back problems.

As the body attempts to adapt, symptoms may not appear for weeks or even months. The chiropractic approach to these types of injuries is to use specific chiropractic adjustments to help return normal spinal function.

After a thorough case history and examination, the doctor will recommend a series of visits to help restore proper motion and position of the spinal bones. If caught early enough, inflammation can be reduced and scar tissue can often be minimized.

Seek Treatment your chiropractor can effectively evaluate all the tissues at risk in a whiplash type of injury including: bones, nerves, muscle tendons, ligaments, discs, blood supply and lymph supply patients who begin treatment thirty days or more after an accident can take up to three times longer to fully recover from a whiplash injury than those who begin treatment immediately.

Once thought to suggest minimal injury, a delay in onset of symptoms has been shown to be the norm, rather than the exception. Consult a doctor of chiropractic before enduring constant headaches, becoming dependent upon addictive pain medications, or submitting to needless surgery.

If you have or someone you know has been injured in an accident, please call my office today at (512) 331-9999 to schedule an appointment.

Elite Chiropractic | (512) 331-9999

NW Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, and Round Rock Chiropractor
(Conveniently located near 183 on 620)