After a car accident or work injury, you may not realize you have whiplash. Whiplash is a unique neck injury that happens when the neck is jerked or jolted, causing a back-and-forth motion.
People with whiplash don’t usually feel any pain or symptoms until 24 hours after the accident. Then they start to feel stiffness in their neck, and headaches. Left untreated, whiplash can get worse and lead to pain. Symptoms include:
- Neck pain
- Mid and lower back pain
- Feeling dizzy
- Blurred vision
Whiplash can cause problems people don’t associate with neck pain, including:
- Foggy thinking and difficulty concentrating
- Numbness in the limbs
Getting treatment as soon as possible – even before you begin to feel the symptoms – will reduce the effects of whiplash.
Doctors may prescribe pills that mask the pain or can even cause addiction. Our goal is to provide the treatment and support to help you feel like you again, before the accident, the stiffness or the pain. Our treatment plans cover everything from spinal rehabilitation to massage therapy.
Insurance Covers It
Your care is covered here. If you have whiplash because of a car accident, it doesn’t matter who is responsible for the accident. It is the responsibility of the insurance company to pay for any medical care you need as a result of the accident. Car insurance (also called Personal Injury Protection or PIP) will cover the cost of medical treatment for you and your passengers, even if you’ve had injuries in the past.
Find Out More
Schedule a consult or visit our NE Portland clinic for same-day appointments. We’ll walk you through the process of insurance claims, documentation, injury and medical speak. Contact us to find out more.
What our patients say about us.
Being involved in a auto accident with my one year old daughter has to be the scariest thing that has ever happened to me! I’m so thankful I made the call to Graffeo Chiropractic Clinic! I live a busy life and the staff here managed to work with me far better than I could have hoped! From exercise, to adjustments, to massage, I’ve felt absolutely confident that I’ve been in the best of hands during my healing process. I can honestly recommend them to my dearest friends and family. Thank you Graffeo Chiropractic Clinic for the tools I needed to get back on track!
I am doing so much better after going through the treatment program. I am really thankful to the doctors for helping me to recover from my accident. The pain used to be really intense, but thanks to treatment, I can do everything that I did before the accident. I encourage and recommend everyone to come to this clinic because it will make a positive impression and impact on their life as know it did on mine! Thank you so much for caring and sharing so many stories!
I can not thank you all enough for all the changes you have done for me. It is obvious that everyone here at Graffeo Chiropractic Clinic cares about each individual patient. My physical health has greatly improved since coming here. I also have a better understanding of how to take care of my back and my health. Thank you for all that you are and all that you’ve done!
Every time I come to Graffeo Clinic, the staff is so upbeat and helpful. It’s always a wonderful experience! Thank you!
When I first came into Graffeo Chiropractic Clinic I had severe chronic pain. I felt better rapidly, which was a relief, because I was able to get back to work. I felt confident about going back to work and not getting hurt because I was under competent care and guidance. I am thankful to everyone at Graffeo Chiropractic Clinic for seeing me through my recovery. I definitely feel so much better now.
When I first came here I had a lot of neck pain, mid-back pain and migraine headaches. Once I started coming to Graffeo Chiropractic Clinic I knew I was going to get better and I did! Now I’m all good! I don’t have any pain. I’d like to thank all the doctors for making me laugh when I didn’t feel good and helping me when I was hurt. I’d also like to thank Dr. Graffeo for helping my family and I. Thank you to everyone who supported me!