Whiplash FAQs

When people are involved in an auto accident, it can result in a painful condition called whiplash. At Davis Family Chiropractic, we are proud to offer comprehensive chiropractic services to people living in and around the Vancouver, WA area who are suffering from whiplash. Keep reading to learn more about the most commonly asked questions regarding whiplash and how we use chiropractic care to minimize side effects and promote healing. Following are the answers to several questions we frequently receive regarding whiplash.


What causes whiplash? 

Whiplash occurs when the cervical spine is forced beyond its normal range of motion. When this occurs, the tissues and the surrounding nerves experience excessive pressure. Ligaments in the neck are also pulled and create significant pain. The symptoms of whiplash are headaches, stiffness, and soreness. 

Should you seek chiropractic care for a minor accident? 

The force of an impact is great, even during a minor accident. The best course of action is to seek chiropractic care after visiting your medical provider directly after the incident. Our chiropractors can use various methods to detect injury even if you don’t notice any pain or stiffness right away. 

How does a chiropractor treat a whiplash injury? 

Chiropractic care helps relieve whiplash through a series of techniques and treatments. The goal is to realign the cervical spine and reduce swelling through corrective exercise and massage. Over time, chiropractic adjustments will relieve your pain, restore your mobility, and improve your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Rather than masking your pain with prescription medication or performing invasive surgery, our chiropractors will identify and address the root cause of your pain and immobility.

Schedule an Appointment with One of Our Chiropractors for Whiplash Treatment in Vancouver, WA

At Davis Family Chiropractic & Massage, we have shared the benefits of chiropractic care with residents of Vancouver, WA, and the surrounding areas for many years. Many of our patients visit us for the first time seeking whiplash treatment. Call us today at (360) 823-2225 for more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors.