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Whether you were recently in a serious head-on collision or a “minor” fender bender, chiropractic care can help treat auto accident related injuries and safely manage your pain. Our Austin chiropractor Dr. Roy A. Logan has been treating car accident injury victims since 2003. By not simply masking pain but by treating it at the source, Dr. Logan helps accident victims recover faster from their injuries so they can get back to living a full and active life.
Whiplash is the most common car accident injury. This injury occurs when the force of a rear-impact accident, “whips” the cervical spine beyond its normal range of motion. This whipping action may not only knock the cervical spine out of alignment, but also strain tendons and ligaments. This can result in recurring neck pain, shoulder pain, headaches at the base of the skull, and stiffness and soreness of the neck. Other common symptoms of whiplash injuries include difficulty concentrating on work, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, disrupted sleep, problems with memory loss and even depression. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above after an accident, our chiropractor recommends a full diagnostic exam to determine if you have sustained a whiplash injury.
As part of our auto injury diagnostic exams, our Austin chiropractor Dr. Logan will evaluate the spine’s alignment. For instance, if the cervical spine is out of alignment due to a whiplash injury, this misalignment can place pressure on the surrounding nerves and muscles. This may trigger headaches at the base of the skull or restrict full range of motion in the neck. Chiropractic adjustments are a safe, effective, drug-free treatment option for addressing this pain and restoring correct alignment to the spine. Adjustments are also beneficial for treating back pain, sciatica and other pain that may result from a car accident injury.
Dealing with Austin traffic can be a real pain. Don’t let a car accident injury turn a rush hour frustration into a long-term health nightmare. If you have recently been in a car accident injury, please take the time to check for non-visible injuries by coming in for an appointment with our chiropractor. You may have sustained serious injuries to the musculoskeletal system that could lead to weeks, months or even years of chronic pain without proper care.
Settling too early with your insurance company – before the full extent of your injuries is known – could mean that you lose out on valuable medical expense reimbursements. A diagnostic exam is the first step to determining whether you have been injured in the car accident. Additionally, the earlier we begin treatment, the more we can do to reduce the severity of your pain and injury.