Auto Injury Treatments | Katy, Texas

Auto accidents are a common occurrence and can lead to whiplash injuries which may cause long-term and significant pain if left untreated. It is essential to address such injuries immediately to prevent further complications. Please contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss your specific situation and explore the best course of action.

Q: What is whiplash?

A: Whiplash (in the neck),  is an injury caused by a sudden jerk of the head. Whiplash is commonly caused by rear-impact car accidents. Rear impact collisions can cause the head to be pushed forward and then jolted backward. The fast and unexpected movement can cause tendons and muscles to become strained or torn.

Q: What are the symptoms of whiplash?

A: Whiplash injuries range from mild to severe. The injured party might feel uncomfortable on the same day, and tightness in the neck and limited motion in the neck are common.  Other symptoms such as swelling,  pain, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, insomnia, and/ or blurred vision may occur on the following days. 

Q: How long does it take to notice symptoms of whiplash? 

A: Whiplash symptoms can occur immediately or within a few weeks after an accident. Some people may feel fine after an accident but later experience increased symptoms. Symptoms can include muscle stiffness, pain, and headaches, which can be caused by the whiplash effect on the neck muscles.

Q: Who covers Chiropractic cost?

A: If you’re hurt in a car accident that isn’t your fault, the other driver is responsible for your medical bills. We won’t bill you in such situations. If they’re not insured and need chiropractic services, your insurance may cover the costs. For payment and coverage inquiries, please contact our offices. We can help you navigate the best option for you. 

Q: How can a chiropractor diagnose whiplash or help if I have whiplash?

A: On your first visit, our team will diagnose your condition and come up with an individualized treatment plan based on your needs.  Our team will employ a combination of chiropractic adjustments, chiropractic massage therapy, exercises, and stretches. Chiropractic treatment will improve your range of motion and relax the muscles. Additionally, it will increase blood flow to the injured areas which will accelerate the healing process. In the event you are diagnosed with a more severe injury, we have a medical doctor on staff, with a large connection and immediate access to other specialists for personalized and hassle-free treatment. 

Q: How long does it take to recover from whiplash?

A: It’s important to seek treatment for whiplash as soon as possible after an accident. Although most patients recover within a few months, delaying treatment can cause further damage to your body. If left untreated, the injury can result in chronic pain that may be difficult to fully remedy. Don’t hesitate to contact our clinic for more information on how seeing a chiropractor can aid in your recovery from a car accident in the Katy or west Houston area.