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Auto Accident Chiropractic in South Austin

Woman with sore neck from accidentAfter an automobile accident, it’s important to work with a provider who understands the problem. Chiropractors are trained to deal with the types of injuries usually sustained in a crash. Getting your spine checked as soon as possible, and starting care, means less chance of developing long-term problems.

During an auto accident, your body can be thrown in any direction. This may cause your spine to shift out of alignment. Your spine protects nerves essential for proper healing and functioning.

The impact may cause injury to the back, neck and other areas. Pain, stiffness, tightness, discomfort, shooting pains, radiating pains, numbness, and tingling may all result. The sooner you start treatment, the faster the healing process can start!

Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash is the most common injury sustained in a crash. Due to the sudden stop, the head is jerked forward and back, often slamming into the headrest. The muscles are unable to protect the spine, and damage to muscles, ligaments, nerves and vertebral discs can occur.

Any impact over 5 mph may cause a whiplash event, especially in the neck. The crash alters the configuration of your spine, changing the biomechanics, and putting pressure on the bone.

Some symptoms don’t show up immediately, so it’s important to be proactive. The longer a shift or misalignment stays in the spine, the harder it is to correct. Some injuries, such as osteoarthritis, excess scar tissue, and more neurological damage, may be permanent, so it’s always best to be seen as soon as possible.

Adjusting woman's neck

What to Expect

When you come to the office, it’s important to bring the police report, other driver’s information, policy and claim number. We’ll bill the insurance directly, so all you have to worry about is getting better.

You’ll have a complete examination with X-rays, and a plan of care will be created to address your needs and restore you to optimal health. Depending on the severity of the injuries, it may take weeks or months to return to your pre-injury health status.

Contact Us Today

If you’ve been in an accident, don’t wait to get the care you need. Call us today!


Auto Accident Chiropractic South Austin, Austin TX | (737) 348-0141