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After an auto accident, it's important to seek medical attention immediately. Closed head injuries and other forms of internal damage may not be obvious right away, but early intervention is essential to prevent long-lasting complications. Even if you don't feel or see any signs of immediate trauma, you could face life-threatening consequences for failing to treat an auto accident injury.
At Roy A. Logan Chiropractic Clinic in Austin, TX, we work hard to minimize our patients' risks and treat head injuries immediately and effectively. If you don't seek treatment immediately after your Austin or Round Rock auto accident injury, be on the lookout for signs of head trauma.
At Roy A. Logan Chiropractic Clinic, we don't want accidents to derail your future or affect your quality of life. Even if you don't plan to seek treatment for whiplash and you don't think you have a concussion, we encourage you to learn about the symptoms of closed head injuries.
Loss of Consciousness – Even a brief period of unconsciousness is reason to worry
Headaches – Migraines or dull, throbbing aches may occur
Fatigue – Low energy levels sometimes indicate trauma
Irritability – Moodiness and short tempers are signs of a closed head injury
Confusion and Memory Loss – Cognitive problems include disorientation and short-term memory loss
Dulled Senses – If you can't see, smell, or hear as well as you did before your auto accident, make sure your Austin Texas chiropractor knows about it
Weakness or Numbness – Head trauma can cause loss of sensation in your extremities (especially the arms, hands, fingers, legs, and feet)
Jaw Pain – If it hurts to chew, talk, or open your mouth wide, you may have temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome that affects your muscles, nerves
Nosebleeds – Unexplained, sudden nosebleeds point to internal problems
These warning signs could be life-savers. Report any symptoms that you experience to a medical professional. If you have a head injury that has lingering effects, contact us for help treating your injury and managing your pain for the months to come.
Unfortunately, seatbelts and careful driving can't prevent all auto accident injuries. The force of a moving vehicle is powerful, and if your head hits a window pane or part of a vehicle's steel frame, you may suffer a closed head injury that causes gradual complications.
Our Austin Texas auto accident chiropractor treats concussions, whiplash, and other injuries caused by auto accidents. Whether you were involved in a serious side-impact collision or surprised by a rear-end fender bender, the team at Roy A. Logan Chiropractic Clinic is ready to help you recover.
Call us at (512) 215-3256;to learn more about your options after a traumatic auto accident. Our chiropractor, Dr. Logan will work with you to diagnose your injury, identify any underlying conditions, and start a personalized treatment plan that will get you back behind the wheel in no time.