Austin Chiropractor – Dr. Curtis J. Hall
Welcome to Hall Chiropractic of Austin! Our purpose is quite simply to help the people of Austin restore and maintain health so they can live more fully and longer. In fact, since 1982 we have treated over 60,000 of your fellow Austin citizens. We want to be your Austin Chiropractor too!
We believe at Hall Chiropractic that health is a condition of wholeness in which all the systems of the body are functioning at their optimum. The goal of chiropractic care is to help the body be strong and in balance, through encouraging proper exercise, nutrition, sleep and restoring normal joint function of the muscular skeletal system and nervous system. At Hall Chiropractic we accomplish this by offering an initial consultation and examination at no cost to you! We will strive to fully understand the history of your complaints and determine its underlying cause.
We will determine what can or can’t be done to correct the condition, give you recommendations and then you can decide what you want to do about your health problem.
We accept most insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid and have custom payment programs for individuals with no insurance. We really do want to be your Austin Chiropractor.
Since 1982 we have developed strong working relationships with members of all health care specialties so we can provide a total multidisciplinary approach to health care. Our goal is to use every bit of human knowledge and science at our disposal for the restoration and maintenance of health to our patients.
We hope this web site will answer your questions about chiropractic in general and our clinic in particular. If you have additional questions, please call me, Dr. Curtis J. Hall, your Austin chiropractor at (512) 454-4072 and I will speak with you directly.
By the way, I am fluent in Spanish as are most of our staff, so you can confidently refer your Hispanic friends, relatives and neighbors to Hall Chiropractic. Llame a Hall hoy mismo!
"Minor" Car Accident
Recently I was in a rear end motor vehicle accident. I am having intense neck and back pain as well as headaches and dizziness. The “powers that be” tell me that since my car sustained no damage or it was a low speed auto accident I couldn’t possibly have been injured. What gives?
First of all, you are not alone; I hear this from auto accident patients every day and this is not in your imagination.
Investigators at UCLA were the first to conduct actual rear impact crashes at low speeds (at 5 miles an hour).
The most important discovery in that research and duplicated in hundreds of other research studies was that the human volunteer actually experienced 2.5 times more acceleration than the car itself –a fact that goes a long way toward why the car’s occupants can be significantly injured, even when no damage to the car occurs.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration more than half of all whiplash injuries occur in crashes in which there is little or no damage done to the car.
To understand why, we have to explain elastic and plastic collisions. For example an elastic collision, as when one billiard ball strikes another. On impact, the struck ball accelerates rapidly across the table; there is no deformation of either ball and most of the energy of the collision is expressed as motion(acceleration) of the struck ball.
Now take the example of a plastic collision with two empty milk cartons. If they collide, they crush like accordions. Much of the energy going into the collision is absorbed by the crushing of the cartons.
In a similar way, when your car is struck at a speed not sufficient to cause structural damage to the car, much of that energy is transferred directly to you, resulting in the type of rapid motion (whiplash) that can cause injury.
Most vehicles can withstand a crash of 12-15 miles an hour without causing damage to the car, but the velocity generated by a car crash at less than 5 miles a hour has caused injuries to crash test volunteers and they knew a crash was coming.
Research done by the Spine Research Institute of San Diego using crash test volunteers showed that a car struck at just 5 miles an hour generated the equivalent head movement velocity (whiplash) of going from 0 to 109 MPH in just 1 second!
The truth is it is impossible to correlate the amount of damage done to a human being based upon the damage done to the vehicle. It can’t be done. It takes an examination by a trained professional. An examination that evaluates the structure and body mechanics of the individual. If you are unfortunate to suffer an auto accident, call Hall for a consultation and exam.
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