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Whiplash is a typical injury resulting from a car accident and can be the root of serious pain caused by a sudden jerk of the neck. Whiplash symptoms can develop in a matter of minutes, hours, or days. If you are suffering from whiplash, then it is best to seek care.

At Portland Wellness Care, we treat whiplash through an array of services, from chiropractic to acupuncture to therapeutic massage. We provide quality care by diagnosing injuries and treating them with alternative healing techniques rather than medications. Book an appointment to learn more about the comprehensive ways we can help you recover from whiplash.

PIP – Personal Injury Protection & Medical Insurance

Whiplash Pain Treatment for *ZERO Dollars Out of Pocket!

Come in for a free consultation to discuss your options for a customized whiplash treatment plan that works for you. Walk-in or schedule an appointment today!

*For insured Oregon drivers who suffered injuries from an auto accident.

Portland Whiplash Treatment

Specialized Care for Car Accident Injuries

Physiotherapy and chiropractic services are crucial to the recovery process of neck injuries, particularly whiplash. The neck is a very sensitive structure of the body, and chronic pain can be debilitating if left untreated. Our team of auto accident injury specialists can help by creating a whiplash treatment plan just for you, based on your needs and medical condition.

Call us today at 971-379-2455

Car Accident Injury Specialists

We Treat All Types of Auto Accident Injuries

At PWC, our team has decades of combined experience in treating auto accident injuries, We have extensive knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of physical trauma like back pain, neck pain and so much more. Our mission is to get you back to your life, stronger than before! Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer, from rehabilitation and physiotherapy to acupuncture and laser therapy.

Call us today at 971-379-2455

Helping You Recover From Whiplash

We understand that auto accidents can cause more than just physical damage. We are happy to work with your auto insurance to get you the treatment that you need, all without worry about costs. At the end of the day, health is the most important thing to you, and therefore us. We enjoy treating our patients with the terapies they need, knowing that they will not see a single dollar of the bill. We love serving our Portland neighbors, and our highest priority is getting them back to the things they love!

If you were injured in a car accident or were hit by a vehicle, you can have all of your treatment paid for by your entitlement to the max PIP (Personal Injury Protection) insurance* regardless of who is at fault. If you have auto insurance in the state of Oregon, you are entitled to benefits that will cover the cost of injury treatment and rehabilitation. Please contact our clinic for more information regarding PIP insurance coverage.

*Every driver in Oregon is required to carry Personal Injury Protection insurance, frequently called PIP, of at least $15,000 in medical coverage. This coverage is Oregon’s version of no-fault insurance.

We are proud to be Portland’s go-to team of specialists that can help you heal any injury from an auto accident. From start to finish, we will work with you to solve your  neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, or any other ailment that is causing you discomfort. At Portland Wellness Care, we use alternatives to pain relief, such as chiropractic therapy, massage therapy, and physiotherapy. We will have a customized treatment plan to help you alleviate pain and heal without the use of medications or surgeries.

Professional Whiplash Treatment

Whiplash is a frustrating injury to incur, as pain can be hard to define and symptoms can arrive and last in a wide range of timing. Approaches such as chiropractic and physiotherapy are useful treatments because they directly target the source of pain and work to heal the injury, rather than simply masking the pain through medications. Our team has over 35 years of combined experience in treating injuries from car accident injuries in Portland, most commonly whiplash. We can help you recover in a manner that will have a long-lasting impact rather than short-term solutions.

Why Seek Whiplash Treatment

Auto accidents can cause a myriad of pain and injuries, some of which don’t even show signs until weeks after the incident. A prime example of this is whiplash, which has a variety of effects depending on the situation. Symptoms may arise moments after an accident, while some can take a while. It’s important to see a medical professional about your injury because symptoms can become chronic pain if left untreated. If you suffered an auto accident in Portland, Orgeon, then you will likely qualify for PIP insurance which will cover any costs of whiplash treatment. It is best to be safe and get checked by a professional before assuming pain will simply go away.

What to Expect from Treatment

After whiplash has been determined as the cause of pain by our medical exam, we can begin the process of treatment and rehabilitation. Based on your current condition, medical history, and other variables, our team will prepare a comprehensive plan to treat your whiplash and bring you back to health. At Portland Wellness Care, we offer a variety of services to alleviate pain and heal injuries, from physiotherapy and rehab to chiropractic and medical massaging, we can use an array of therapies to treat whiplash. 

If you have suffered whiplash from an accident or injury, then take a look at our collection of videos that instruct you on how to do simple exercises at home to help relieve the effects of whiplash and neck pain.

Causes & Effects of Whiplash

When in a motor vehicle accident, it is likely that passengers are jolted amidst the collision. During this event, the neck muscles are strained to absorb the shock that is sent through the body, particularly to protect the head. The aftermath of the jolt is known as whiplash, where the muscles can be extremely sore after undergoing such a strenuous shock.

It is quite common that the symptoms of whiplash do not occur until the next day or week following an accident. The first sign of whiplash to occur is usually general pain in the neck or a drastic decrease in mobility. It is important to be examined by a professional if you feel signs of whiplash, as going untreated can lead to more severe consequences.

Effects of Whiplash typically include:

  • Pain, soreness, and stiffness within the neck, back, and shoulders
  • Feelings of weakness in the upper body
  • Headaches, dizziness, and/or nausea
  • Trouble sleeping or staying asleep
  • Difficulty with concentration or basic tasks

 

If you find yourself experiencing any signs of whiplash described above, then you should seek medical attention. Walk-in or schedule an appointment today to talk to us about our solutions to whiplash injuries.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, chiropractic care is considered a first-line treatment for whiplash.

You should be evaluated by a chiropractor immediately after a whiplash injury.

After assessment and exam, and an established treatment plan, chiropractic care along with other physical medicine modalities can resolve all symptoms related to a whiplash injury over time.

Mild whiplash can heal over 6-8 weeks, and more severe injury can take much longer in some instances.

Pain, stiffness, and joint dysfunction may not fully resolve or take much longer to heal and recover without care.

Mild symptoms can resolve in as little as 4 weeks. Though severe trauma can take several months, to years to recover. Unfortunately, some people with whiplash don’t make full recoveries if the sustained injuries are major.

Soft tissue injury from whiplash doesn’t show on x-ray, however, muscle spasms as a result of whiplash can change the position of the bones of the spine and that can be identified on x-ray, along with fracture in severe cases.

Yes, massage can be a very beneficial treatment for whiplash recovery.

You will first start with gentle range of motion exercises, and as you recover, will progress to strength exercises until you make a full recovery.

Impressions from Our Clinic

Dr. Scott A. Cathcart, DC, MS

Dr. Chase G. Waters, D.A.O.M., L.Ac., M.T.C.M., Dipl.Ac.

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