Have you Been Involved in a Whiplash Incident in the Austin, TX area?
Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement or change of direction that causes the head to literally rebound and “whip” due to the force. This causes injury to the neck and cervical area which can lead to other complications. Whiplash can be caused by a variety of situations, such as a car accident, being rear-ended in a parking lot, playing contact sports, or being pushed from the side or behind. But the end result is the same.. a sore and painful neck, with stiffness and tightness that causes a limited range of motion. The muscles and tendons around the neck tighten up and can spasm and cause inflammation and muscle fatigue. Some patients experience tingling and numbness due to the injury.
Whiplash in Austin, TX
Whiplash should be treated as soon as possible. Oftentimes patients ignore whiplash and experience a period of limited motion, but what they don’t realize is that untreated whiplash long-term can affect the rest of the body and spinal alignment. This can progress to other secondary conditions as symptoms gets worse.
It’s important to work with a health care practitioner who not only understands and deals with neck pain and injury issues, but also understands the differences in care methodology for acute accident injury situations. Not every patient and case is the same, and it’s important to seek out a Chiropractor who can properly assess and understand what kind of spinal misalignments and patterns the patient is exhibiting before providing any treatment. Chiropractic treatment has been shown in studies to be an effective modality for treating whiplash type injuries in comparison with other methods such as pain medication and physiotherapy.
Dr. Colm has special training on dealing with people with these types of injuries and making sure to prevent the situation from turning into a much more complicated and serious matter in the future.
If you’ve experienced whiplash and/or a car accident in the Austin, TX area, it’s a good idea to get an assessment to see if there was any potential damage caused that can be a problem further down the road. Dr. Colm is well-versed in treating whiplash victims and experienced in how to treat acute injury patients with gentle and safe chiropractic care.