Car Accident Chiropractic in Austin, TX

Car accident injuries are treated with extra attention to detail due to the severity of injuries experienced after a car accident.  If you’ve been in a car accident, be sure to schedule your first visit with us today!

Some common back and spine conditions we see are:

What should you do after a car accident?

After a car accident you should first assess to see if you are severely injuries and in need of immediate medical assistance. If not, then get the other person involve’s information as well as take pictures of the scene. Be sure to contact the authorities as well so a police report can be documented. You will definitely want to schedule a visit to the chiropractor as soon as possible as well to ensure that your health does not begin to deteriorate. Once your appointment is set, the chiropractor should be able to let you know exactly what is going on, what it takes to correct the situation, and can put you into contact with a reliable personal injury lawyer. If you’ve been in a car accident, be sure to schedule your first visit with us today!

Should you go see a chiropractor after a car accident?

After a car accident you should seek out medical care immediately. Depending on the severity, you may need to go to the emergency room. However, if you are not suffering from any life threatening injuries then it is extremely important to see a chiropractor for a proper analysis and treatment. This way we can ensure that your body heals CORRECTLY so you can heal properly and quickly versus waiting. When you wait to receive care then your body will most likely heal incorrectly, take longer to heal, and even lead to worse symptoms. If you’ve been in a car accident, be sure to schedule your first visit with us today!

Can a chiropractor help a pinched nerve?

Yes! What we call a “pinched nerve” in lay terms is actually not a nerve being pinched but rather a nerve that is irritated due to inflammation in the surrounding joints. This inflammation is typically secondary to a spinal misalignment and may be caused by a number of things. Correcting the spinal misalignment will help to reduce the inflammation in the surrounding joint and therefore help the “pinched nerve.” Finding the cause is important to get the best long term correction. If it is not addressed, the pinched nerve and associated symptoms such as muscle spasms will most likely return again in the future. For this reason we always recommend seeing a chiropractor for a full diagnostic evaluation to find the source and severity of the problem. Click here to schedule your first appointment.

How soon after a car accident should you see a chiropractor?

You should see a chiropractor as soon as possible after a car accident depending on the severity of the accident. Obviously if you are in critical condition then the hospital should be your first stop. Your next stop should be to a chiropractic office after all serious and life threatening injuries are treated. This way we, as chiropractors, can complete a full exam and evaluation to see what injuries are remaining. If you have been in a car accident and are no longer in critical condition, then be sure to schedule your first visit with one of our doctors today!

How do chiropractors treat car accident injuries?

First we take a detailed history of the accident (where you driver or passenger, how fast were each vehicle moving, what side of the car was hit, what parts of your body hit the interior of the car, etc). Then we take a detailed history of your lifestyle/health prior to the accident. Then we do a full neurological, physical, and orthopedic exam to see exactly how your body is functioning. If we determine the xrays are necessary then we refer down the street for a quick X-ray. Then we take a digital posture exam followed by a gentle chiropractic adjustment. Finally, we let you know exactly what we found and what we recommend for a full recovery followed by answering any questions you may have. If you’ve been in a car accident, be sure to schedule your first visit with us today!

How many times should you see a chiropractor after a car accident?

As chiropractors, we understand the importance of getting yourself checked by a healthcare professional as soon as possible after a car accident. This allows you to start your healing process immediately and correctly. In regards to chiropractic, we offer a variety of useful physical exercises, stretches, and functional movements to compliment your adjustment to help speed up your recovery. If you have more questions about how physical therapy relates to chiropractic, be sure to email us today!

What to do if you have Whiplash

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries received from a car accident. Whiplash occurs when your head violently whips forward and immediately backwards in a rapid fashion. When this occurs, the bottom bone of your skull (occiput) and the top none of your neck (atlas) become misaligned creating tension on your brainstem. Not to mention that the ligaments that hold your head to your neck become severely stretched creating pain, inflammation, and improper movements. All in all if the effects of whiplash are not corrected after a car accident, then you will be prone to a much longer recovery process AND the brainstem will remain under tension. Chiropractors are experts at checking and correcting the upper neck after a whiplash injury to make sure that you start feeling and functioning better as quickly as possible.

Chiropractic for Whiplash

You should absolutely see a chiropractor for whiplash. Whiplash is a condition when your head suddenly moves forwards and then backwards. This often results in a misalignment of the skull in relation to the bones that make up the neck. This means that the head is not sitting on top of the neck correctly. A misalignment of this magnitude creates interference between the brain and the body. When the brain and body are in miscommunication with each other, symptoms will start to arise. Symptoms can range from severe to minimal depending on the misalignment. The best way to ensure that you do not have a misalignment in your upper neck from your whiplash injury is to schedule your first appointment with one of our doctors today!

What happens if you leave whiplash untreated?

Leaving whiplash untreated can lead to much more severe issues in the future. This is because whiplash leads to misalignments in the upper neck that creates tension on the brainstem. This tension alters the function of the brainstem in multiple different ways leading to dysfunctions throughout the body. Not to mention that whiplash most commonly leads to chronic neck pain, headaches, dizziness, and jaw issues. This is why it is so important to get whiplash treated as soon as possible to ensure that your body doesn’t suffer any of these negative symptoms in the future.  If you’ve been in a car accident, be sure to schedule your first visit with us today!

Who pays for chiropractic after a car accident?

After a car accident, it is extremely important to reach out to a chiropractor and personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Luckily, at Lifespring Chiropractic we have both. The reason you should reach out to a lawyer as soon as possible is because they can help guide you through the process of having your (or the at fault vehicle) car insurance cover all your medical bills. You do not need a lawyer for you chiropractic care to be covered under the car insurance, but it makes the process much smoother and easier. This way it becomes simple: Our job is to provide you with quality chiropractic care, the lawyer’s job is to ensure that all your bills are covered, and your job is to simply follow your recommendation for care. This way you can get the care that you deserve without having to reach for your wallet. If you’ve been in a car accident, be sure to schedule your first visit with us today!

How long does chiropractic take to recover from a car accident?

Depending on the severity of the accident, it may take weeks, months, or even years to recover fully from a car accident. However, regardless of the severity of the accident, it will definitely take longer to recover if you don’t receive proper chiropractic care. Chiropractic care ensures that your body heals correctly and quicker so you can get back to your normal life with less risk of suffering more symptoms in the future. If you’ve been in a car accident, be sure to schedule your first visit with us today!