Sometimes after an auto accident, you’ll feel immediate symptoms of whiplash or concussion. Yet often symptoms can be more subtle and less severe. Many people choose to “wait and see” instead of being proactive and getting examined by a professional, such as Dr. Paul. 
 
We at Austin Functional Wellness recommend a thorough evaluation to check for injuries and dysfunction resulting from any auto accident. The conditions caused by accidents can become chronic and more difficult to fix if left untreated.

Learn the warning signs of concussion.

While you may have already ruled out concussion as a concern, it’s important to know that: 

  • You do not need to be knocked unconscious to have a concussion.  
  • Your head does not need to strike anything in the car in order to sustain a concussion. 
  • If you’ve had any previous concussions (prior to your most recent accident) your likelihood of getting a new concussion increases.

Recognize the most common signs and symptoms of concussion:

  1. Headache or pressure
  2. Loss of consciousness, temporarily
  3. Confusion or “brain fog”
  4. Amnesia or forgetting the event
  5. Dizziness or "seeing stars"
  6. Ears ringing
  7. Nausea
  8. Vomiting
  9. Speech that is slurred
  10. Delayed responses to questions
  11. Appearing dazed
  12. Fatigue

Identify the delayed symptoms of concussion (appearing hours or days after injury), such as:

  • Concentration and memory concerns

  • Irritability, personality changes

  • Sensitivity to light and noise

  • Disturbances in sleep patterns

  • Psychological problems and depression

  • Taste and smell disorders

Find greater peace of mind by seeking an evaluation.

It’s always a good idea to be evaluated by a specialist who treats concussions after you’ve had an auto accident.  Sometimes the symptoms of concussion are not immediately noticed or recognized. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, an experienced professional can give you a thorough assessment. This will help ensure you are treating any relevant health concerns as soon as possible, before problems worsen.

Find the right care, right here.

Dr. Paul is fully qualified to evaluate patients for the presence of concussion. As a board certified functional neurologist, he works adjunctively with a host of medical professionals in this area of practice. You can rest assured that he’ll always assess and refer you to receive exactly the care you need.

Schedule an assessment today.  

We’d love to help you troubleshoot your symptoms following accident or injury — we know how hard it can be to get the help you need to feel your best. That’s what functional neurology is all about — proactively addressing symptoms so you can live at your top capacity.

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  • Sierra F.

    After spending 2+ years going from doctor to doctor telling them my symptoms of extreme pain, dizziness, blurry eyes, tummy problems, back problems, memory issues, you name it, I probably had it, and all of them telling me it was just in my head, I had just about given up...

  • Ivy W.

    Dr. Austin is my first phone call every time I have the opportunity to fly back home. I always feel ten times better walking out of his office then I did walking in. He has helped me with chronic neck, sinus, and herniated disc issues. I just wish he made house calls in...

  • Brandon K.

    Dr. Austin is one of the most brilliant, well-rounded health professionals I have ever met. He is able to analyze patients in a holistic way, which enables him to notice things most people miss. His breadth and depth of knowledge in neurology and chiropractic care allows him...

  • Natalie C.

    I came to Dr. Austin after suffering with a chronic illness and brain injury for nearly 2 years. I was afraid to be hopeful because I had already tried many things to heal and was struggling to make further progress. Dr. Austin has several ways of objectively testing brain...

  • Danielle V.

    Dr. Austin is an extremely knowledgeable chiropractic neurologist. He has capabilities to help with a variety of problems, but he specializes in the brain. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is recovering from a concussion, brain fog, or dizziness! And I think all...

  • Sarah Z.

    Dr. Austin's practice has given me the hope of recovery after a difficult brain injury. I found Dr. Austin after seeing many specialists - neurologist, rheumatologist, endocrinologist - and receiving an uncertain diagnosis that left me without a recovery plan. He has brought...

  • Dave K.

    We've been going to Dr. Austin for ~25 years. Dr. Austin is an intuitive and caring provider who listens to what we're asking for. Just and adjustment today? Fine. Something more wholistic? That's fine too. You'll be hard pressed to find a more skilled and compassionate...

  • Derick A.

    Dr. Austin pretty much saved my life. I was very dizzy from the moment I woke up until the moment a went to sleep every day this year. The feeling would never go away. I had very low quality of life, could barely drive and was on the verge of losing my job because I could no...

  • Chelsea D.

    Is there such a thing as a perfect person? Maybe not, but Dr. Austin sure does come close. Using "alternative" medicine can often be a confusing or scary experience for new people, which is what sets Dr. Austin apart from the rest. When a Doctor takes time to actually explain...

  • Chris R.

    No matter where I travel in the world, this is where I will come to have my spine cared for. I started here two years ago with horrible lower back pain and didn't have to come in for another adjustment for almost two years. Impressive holistic approach from this crew....

  • Dory J.

    I started working with doctor Austin in 1998 after a very thorough recommendation by Gail Denton who wrote the book "Brainlash".( btw: If you or someone you know has a traumatic brain injury- buy that book). Through several car accidents and multiple athletic injuries and...

  • Caylen E.

    I have been a patient of Dr. Austin's for many years now, after years of searching for a good chiropractor, and he is hands-down the best! I have never had my neck cracked so perfectly and I feel amazing after every appointment. He uses a lot of functional neurology...

  • Denise M.

    I've been seeing doctor Paul for close to 25 year. He has helped me through my pregnancy, he has adjusted my 21 year old daughter since she was 2 days old. I suffer from lower back, shoulder, and migraine headaches. He has been able to provide relief and continued treatment...

  • Heather Z.

    I have been seeing Dr Austin for years now, originally after a car accident but now more for tune ups. He is one of the most caring and educated healers I have ever been to. I have many friends that have started seeing him as well and they have all been very pleased with the...

  • Jason C.

    Dr. Austin and his entire staff are highly recommended! I was referred to Dr. Austin from a to chiropractor in Arizona... And I've been exceptionally happy! He has very deep knowledge, a heart to serve and cares about people, and he's great with explaining things and my...

  • Elspeth A.

    I have known Dr. Paul since I was 6 years old. He is the most caring and knowledgeable doctor. If you are looking for a new chiropractor I strongly recommend you go see him. He is wonderful!

  • Kathy D.

    Dr. Austin is my chiropractor of choice because of his vast knowledge in sports medicine, neurology, and nutrition to train the root cause of any issue I may have. It is not a blind treatment which is what I have seen in many other chiropractic offices. I am currently...

  • Jesse S.

    I was pretty nervous to get my very first adjustment, but Dr. Austin put my mind at ease. Hugely knowledgeable and very kind. The whole experience was exceptional!

  • Kathy K.

    I started going to Dr. Paul Austin for some neck discomfort and I received so much more. His knowledge of the workings of the nervous system, balance, brain function, etc. has helped me tremendously. He suggestion of simple exercises has helped with overall balance (something...

  • Kathryn M.

    He is a master of his craft. I've used him for about 20 years. He's helped with posture improvement, subluxation, and various injuries.

  • Nathalie P.

    Have been bringing my children and myself to Dr Austin for over 10 years! From neuro support to mental and physical wellness, he looks at our whole bodies and provides nourishing enhancement, alignment and support. Truly grateful for all he does for our family.

  • Genna M.

    I love Dr Austin! He is extremely knowledgeable and excited to share his knowledge. I know that I'm never just going in for a quick fix adjustment. He takes time to talk to you and truly understand exactly what is going on with your body. He is wonderful.

  • Allison J.

    Dr. Austin changed my life. I’m not exaggerating. When I went to see him I was experiencing extreme back pain! Sometimes the pain would shoot down my leg to my foot. I had already seen two healthcare professionals who diagnosed me with Degenerative Disc Disease. One laid out...

  • Bruce I.

    Dr. Austin has been an incredible help to me in over coming chronic back pain. I have seen a lot of doctors over the years to deal with my back and he is the first one to figure out how to help me. Through his guidance I am relatively pain free, eating healthier, loosing 20...

  • Alan B.

    Dr Austin takes special care and pride in his role to heal people and guide them down a healthier path. If it wasn’t for Dr Austin‘s approach after my back had failed I probably would not have been able to walk today, and wouldn’t be as healthy or happy as I am.

  • Cedrick N.

    Dr Austin is one of the best doctor you will ever go to. He is a humble, authentic and caring doctor who also has an impressive knowledge of the human brain and body. I can't say enough about him and highly recommend him.

  • Jim O.

    I have never believed in chiropractors. My best friend, a long distance runner, swore by his. After an injury at home (wrenched my neck and back badly), I saw my primary care doctor. He said I may have shingles and my accident caused it to materialize. After a week of...

  • Ben S.

    I've been a patient of Dr. Austin for a few years now. He has always gone the extra mile to relieve my pain. He helped me recover from an auto accident and has continued to treat me for chrinic back and shoulder issues. I would highly recommend Dr. Austin.

  • Trisha P

    I recently moved to Colorado and started seeing Dr Austin after a recommendation from my sister. So far, I am impressed with his approach to treatment, his bedside manner and his knowledge of the brain / body connection. Dr. Austin has a great combination of a friendly and...

  • Leslie T

    My daughter visited Dr Austin for about a year for assisting in balancing her right and left brain. She was having alot of anxiety and couldn't do simple tasks like jumping jacks (she was 8 years old). He also provided chiropractice wellness care and advice on home exercises....

  • Darla B

    Dr Austin is a spectacular Chiropractic Neurologist! Concussion recovery - top notch. He handles complicated medical conditions that most Chiropractors have no grasp for. Check him out!

  • Donna S

    I have known Dr. Austin for over ten years. We met after I had a nasty roller blading accident. I was working 80+ hours/week at the time and was at a place in my life that I was unable to make any changes and really needed help just maintaining until I could. Dr. Austin...

  • Natalie C

    I came to Dr. Austin after suffering with a chronic illness and brain injury for nearly 2 years. I was afraid to be hopeful because I had already tried many things to heal and was struggling to make further progress. Dr. Austin has several ways of objectively testing brain...

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