Whiplash and Concussions | Causes and Treatment

Whiplash and Concussions two are extremely common injuries that may result from an auto accident. Although whiplash and concussions are two separate conditions, they often occur simultaneously. Both require diagnosis and treatment to heal fully. Without treatment, whiplash and concussions can cause prolonged and sometimes permanent pain and damage to the body.

Have You Been in an Auto Accident?
D’Vida Health and Wellness Center in Beaverton offers FREE whiplash and concussion consultations both over the phone and in office. Call us today at (503) 616-2695 to determine if you have whiplash or a concussion and get on the path to FULL recovery today!

YOU Can Afford Treatment!

Under the Oregon Personal Injury Protection law, you and all passengers in your car are entitled to a minimum of $15,000 in coverage toward your medical bills for injuries resulting from an auto accident regardless of who caused it. Learn more about Personal Injury Protection and your right to treatment today!

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash injuries occur from the forward and backward movement of the head and neck during a car accident. The force of the accident causes the joints, nerves, discs, muscles and ligaments in the neck to stretch beyond their normal rang – resulting in tears, pain and inflammation.

Without treatment, these injuries may never fully heal. D’Vida specializes in treating victims of auto accidents and fully and successfully heals hundreds of whiplash patients every year.

How Do I Know if I Have Whiplash?

X-Rays, MRIs, and a physical examination by a doctor can determine if you have experienced whiplash. Although pain and headaches may be associated with whiplash, symptoms of injury after an auto accident do not always appear right away. In fact, they may not appear for weeks or months after an auto accident.

Contact D’Vida at (503) 616-2695 today to determine if you have injuries resulting from whiplash today!

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What is a Concussion?

A concussion is a minor traumatic brain injury (TBI) which is caused by a blow to the head. In the case of a car accident this blow may be caused by the car seat, window, windshield, airbag, etc. Concussions affect the functions of the brain and may result in the inability to think or speak clearly, trouble reading and writing, inability to concentrate, difficulty remembering new information, dizziness, nausea, or a general “foggy” feeling.

How Do I Know if I Have a Concussion?

CT scans and MRIs are used to determine if swelling or injury occurred in the brain as a result of injury. A thorough medical history and physical exam in addition to these tests will help your doctor verify that a concussion has occurred. If you have experienced any of the symptoms listed in “What is a Concussion” (above) following a head injury, contact your doctor today.

How Does D’Vida Treat Whiplash and Concussions?

D’Vida often uses a combination of chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage therapy to quickly and effectively heal whiplash injuries, concussions and any other issues which may result from an auto accident. However, each patient is diagnosed and given an individualized treatment plan which may include any of wide variety of treatments offered at D’Vida.

Our Chiropractic Doctor (DC) primarily treats whiplash injuries and manages patients with concussions. However, our doctors also work closely with Medical Doctors (MD), Physical Therapists (PT), Acupuncturists (Lac), Doctors of Osteopath (DO), and Licensed Massage Therapists (LMT) in Beaverton and the Portland Metro area to manage your injuries.