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Back and Neck Pain in Austin
Nearly every American will suffer from back or neck pain at some point in their lives. Collectively, we spend more than $50 billion each year searching for relief. Unfortunately for many, traditional medical care can only provide temporary relief, however, we have relieved thousands with neck and back pain in Austin, Texas.
Whiplash, Shoulder, Sciatica, and More
Whiplash from car accidents is the leading cause of neck pain. During an accident, the force of impact can "whip" the neck backward and forward causing a misalignment of the cervical spine and injuring the surrounding soft tissues.
Depending on the extent of whiplash injury, we use a combination of upper cervical care, muscle stimulation, and corrective exercises to restore alignment. We use the McKenzie Exercise, a program of strengthening exercises to accelerate the healing process.
Dr. Whitehead has in-depth training treating whiplash and auto accident injuries. Through advanced training and experience, we provide precise treatment that targets the source of the problem using both upper cervical care and the Gonstead Technique to diagnose and address the source.
Dr. Whitehead is Board Certified in Rehabilitation and Strengthening.
Back and Spine Treatment
Chronic back pain is caused by a misalignment of the musculoskeletal system. We use a variety techniques including Upper Cervical Care, Gonstead, Activator Method, and the Thompson Terminal Point technique. Activator Methods use an instrument that allows for adjustable force settings allowing the chiropractor to precisely apply a targeted force.
The Thompson Technique is performed on a drop table using your own body weight to exert force. The table drops in response to the force of an adjustment thrust, a natural movement that makes adjustments more comfortable for both patients and chiropractors.
The Thompson and the Activator Method techniques are gentle methods of adjustment that do not create the "cracking" noise associated with standard adjustments.
Back problems may also result from a pinched nerve. This occurs when pressure from bones, cartilage, muscles, or tendons prevents the nerve from properly sending messages. You may experience shoulder pain, numbness, tingling sensation in the back or other areas of the body depending on which nerve is affected. For example, if a herniated disc in the lower back compresses the sciatic nerve, you may experience pain in the legs, buttocks, and lower back, a condition known as sciatica. Medication is temporary relief while the nerve remains compressed. Chiropractic adjustment in conservative treatment can correct the underlying cause of a pinched nerve by restoring proper alignment to the musculoskeletal system.
The Back and Neck will not get better on their own, treatment is necessary to correct the underlying cause. In fact, our advanced chiropractic care is the only safe and effective conservative treatment that really works. We have helped thousands in Austin, Texas return to their normal living activities.
Relief is just a phone call away - schedule your appointment by calling 512-451-0115!