Whiplash refers to the trauma inflicted upon the cervical spine, the intricate network of vertebrae in your neck. While this condition can stem from severe falls, physical assaults, or participation in contact sports, it most commonly arises from rear-end collisions or other car accidents. Whiplash occurs when the forceful motion of your head propels it back and forth, creating a rapid and uncontrollable movement in your neck akin to the crack of a whip. Consequently, your spine undergoes swift movement within the neck region, leading to potential damage to the discs, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and surrounding tissues. Recognizing the symptoms of whiplash is crucial, and they may include:
Even in minor collisions, individuals may unknowingly experience hidden trauma to their lower back (lumbar spine) or mid- to upper-back (thoracic spine). These subtle injuries often arise from rear-end collisions but can occur in any forceful impact. While back injury symptoms typically manifest within 24 hours, it’s important to note that they can surface days or even weeks after the incident. Recognizing the signs of back trauma is crucial, and they may include:
If you’ve recently been involved in an automobile accident and begin experiencing initial symptoms of whiplash or any spinal injury, it is crucial to prioritize seeking chiropractic care as soon as possible. Acting swiftly is essential because patients who promptly address their symptoms after trauma are less likely to develop long-term, chronic pain if their injuries are treated promptly. By receiving a proper diagnosis and timely treatment from a skilled chiropractic doctor, many individuals affected by spinal trauma can fully recover within a few months.
At Interstate Medical Group, our dedicated chiropractic team utilizes a combination of effective therapies to address spinal injuries. These therapies include gentle chiropractic care, chiropractic massage, and physical therapy that incorporates specialized exercises. Stretching exercises aim to enhance mobility and overall range of motion, while corrective exercises focus on improving strength and posture to prevent future injuries. Our comprehensive physical therapy services in Oregon & Washington are designed to treat whiplash and alleviate other symptoms that may arise after an auto accident.
If you have been in a car accident and suspect you may be suffering from whiplash, we offer emergency chiropractic appointments and walk-in options. Simply contact us at 503.760.0778 and inform our friendly front desk staff that you require immediate attention.
Take charge of your recovery and let our experienced chiropractors guide you towards a healthier future.
Best chiropractic place in the city. I have issues with my back and have been trying to find a good chiropractor and every place always looks shady and gross. This place looks amazing and the people there are very welcoming! Definitely recommend. 5 STARS!
I was in a car accident and was suffering from severe back and neck pain so I scheduled an appointment with Pacific Chiropractic & Wellness Center. From my first appointment, I met a team of true professionals. Staff was welcoming and very knowledgeable. They developed a plan that worked with my schedule which included adjustments, massage therapy and …
The staff here is professional & friendly. The massages are incredible & adjustments as well. 10/10 would recommend this place. If you need any assistance the staff is always there to help. I’ve been coming here for years & I’ve always been satisfied with the work they do here.
If you are looking for the perfect place for recovery after a car accident or a work injury and for a quick return to your no pain daily normal life – this clinic is the best. Doctor treats the patients in the varies ways according to the patients’ conditions and desires. The massage therapists are doing great professional job. I highly recommend this …
I was surprised by an outstanding service they have here. They helped me all the way from the start to the finish. And after the treatment was I over I received a thank you letter with gift card. That’s amazing. Oh and should I mention my neck pain was gone.
Came to this clinic after being involved in a car accident. Everyone that works here made the experience with the insurance agencies and paperwork very stress free. The Chiropractors were very comfortable and knowledgeable. Over all had a great experience and would recommend this clinic to anyone.