Whiplash and Auto Accident Injuries

by Dr Calhoun | December 10th, 2009

Whiplash and Auto Accident Victims

Whiplash

Whiplash occurs from sudden movement of the head moving forward, backward or sideways. Although it is most commonly associated with auto accidents, you may experience whiplash if you are an avid athlete, experience a trauma or fall or even turn your neck the wrong way. Whiplash affects the neck area and causes damage to the muscles, nerves, ligaments and discs. Typical symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Neck pain
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness
  • Tenderness
  • Arm pain
  • Headaches

Treatment for whiplash by Dr. Lynn Calhoun of Calhoun Chiropractic Wellness Clinic of Liberty Hill may include a thorough history and full examination, which may include an X-ray. Dr. Calhoun, a Gonstead Specialized Chiropractor performs specific adjustments to the neck and surrounding area to reduce pain and irritation and allow the body to return to its normal function and natural healing process. Dr. Calhoun may recommend specific rehabilitation exercises or the use of a neck brace as part of their treatment plan.

Auto Accidents

Too often people do not seek treatment after being involved in an accident because they do not feel pain or have any obvious symptoms. Unfortunately, even a minor accident can affect proper functioning of the body.

Common symptoms after auto accidents include:

  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Lower back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Tension
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Pain jaw / Temporomandibular Joint Disorder
  • Hip and leg pain
  • Irritability
  • Ringing in the ears

For auto accident treatment, Dr. Calhoun, Liberty Hill Chiropractor performs a full examination of the injury, which may include an X-ray, and aim to restore natural mechanical functions through specific Gonstead Adjustments and manipulations, recommendations of lifestyle changes and possible exercise and therapies. For a personal injury auto accident Dr. Calhoun can recommend a personal injury attorney that specializes as an auto accident attorney. For a free consutation call 512 689-9864 today.

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