Our chiropractors and rehab specialists help with Auto injury and Whiplash pain relief in our Seattle clinic

Seattle Auto Injury and Whiplash Pain Relief

Auto injuries are one of the most common reasons our patients visit us. Most are looking for an effective way to find pain relief caused by their collision without needing invasive and aggressive surgeries or relying on pain medication.

After an accident, the last thing your body needs is more trauma. Our chiropractors want to ensure you get the precise treatment plan designed around your needs and comforts, so you can live pain-free- and get there quickly. 

We can help you no matter what phase your auto-related injury is in, whether you’re looking for:

  • Whiplash solutions,
  • Pain relief,
  • Rehabilitative support
  • Post-surgery care


You can trust us to get you functioning and confident again. We know auto injuries come with many challenges, not just physical discomfort. From financial burdens to stress to work loss, you’ve got a lot going on. 

Let us help with all we can. When you let us support your healing process, your treatment is generally covered under personal injury insurance, so your care comes at no out-of-pocket expense to you. 

We’re dedicated to you and your successful recovery process. We’ll work to heal your body and improve your overall well-being using safe, holistic chiropractic methods.

Pain Caused by Your Vehicle Accident

Accidents offer varying consequences; even if the impact is very similar, the end result can affect each victim quite differently. For this reason, pain and symptoms run the gamut. Our goal is to get you comfortable, so we’ll find the source of your discomfort and use natural techniques to heal it. 


Accident patients suffer from a number of pain issues after their collision, including:  

  • Back pain
  • Lower back pain or lumbar pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sore, aching muscles
  • Headaches
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Shoulder or arm pain
  • Hip discomfort
  • And more


These common symptoms are often due to one of the following conditions: 

  • Disc herniation or other disc injuries
  • Sprains and strains of the soft tissues
  • Whiplash
  • Inflammation
  • Nerve impingement or other nerve dysfunction 
  • Sciatica 
  • And more


Our team will help you find the best and fastest results so you can get back to your usual lifestyle in comfort. Restoring the body to its safest state with our non-invasive chiropractic methods allows your body to heal safely and organically, improving strength, circulation, and balance. 

Whiplash and its effects 

Whiplash occurs when the head is suddenly and violently jerked forward and backward. It’s incredibly common after a rear-ended car accident and comes in various severities. Even a low-impact hit can cause whiplash, so it’s important to head to your Seattle chiropractor as soon as you can to learn how your accident has affected you. 


When the neck’s muscles, tendons, ligaments, or vertebrae are damaged, the most common symptoms that occur include:

  • Neck stiffness 
  • Neck soreness or aches
  • Weakness 
  • Loss of range of motion or flexibility 
  • Inability to turn head  
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness


While auto accidents are one way whiplash takes place, it’s not the only way; others include: 

  • Violent blow to the head
  • Aggressive hit on the chin
  • A serious fall
  • Forceful pulling of one or both arms


Most of these occur due to a sports or work-related activity. Like with any injury, getting treatment as soon as possible is highly encouraged. If you encounter discomfort hours, days, even weeks after you’ve been involved in an accident, visit a chiropractor right away to find out exactly what’s causing the symptoms. 

If chiropractic can’t help you, our team will work with your other healthcare providers to get you strong and healthy as quickly as possible. 

The Tangelo process for handling auto injuries 

After an auto accident, it’s vital to get care as soon as possible, even if you don’t think your pain is serious enough to warrant it. Traumatic events often cause adrenaline and emotion to take over, making it hard to detect physical injuries.

When possible, let a medical professional give you an exam at the scene to ensure your safety. If given the all-clear, your next move should be chiropractic care. If your injury goes untreated, no matter how slight, it can quickly spread and worsen, even becoming chronic. However, with the right chiropractic treatment plan, many ailments can be resolved quickly and for good. 

Our West Seattle chiropractic clinics provide a smart, streamlined process for your auto injury care.


Step 1: The initial visit 

When we first meet with you, we’ll learn about your medical history, current pain points, the auto accident, and your goals before providing a comprehensive physical exam.


Step 2: The treatment plan

From the physical exam, we will discover the nature of your condition and devise the optimal treatment plan, considering your requirements and ensuring your comfort.


Step 3: The healing starts

We’ll implement your agreed-to healing regimen on your first visit, and after a careful review of your current state and abilities, we’ll never jeopardize your safety and give you the precise level of support throughout your journey.

We are experienced in treating auto injuries and know their delicacy. Your body needs empowering, restorative care, and we have the chiropractic techniques to deliver.  


Some chiropractic solutions to successfully treat your auto accident injury include


If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, get the care your body needs during this time. Chiropractic provides comprehensive solutions that complement each other to get you stronger faster. 

If you’re working with other medical specialists, we’re happy to partner with your healthcare team so you get the best results possible. Our top priority is your safe, responsible recovery process. We’re ready to get to work. Contact us to learn more about our auto injury solutions.

Auto Injury FAQs


When should I get treatment after an auto accident?

The sooner you seek medical attention after a traumatic event, the better. The peace of mind in knowing your body is safe should be reason enough; however, in many cases, after an accident, the body needs a little bit of TLC, at the least. Our team is ready to give that to you. 


Will a chiropractor help treat my auto injury?

We’ve seen firsthand how safe, natural, and comprehensive chiropractic techniques have healed auto-related injuries and restored the full functionality of the body. Because you’ve already been through an aggressive occurrence, we’ll use meticulous care to keep you comfortable and your treatment non-invasive. 


What will happen during my visit to a chiropractor for my auto injury? 

While you may feel apprehensive at first, we’ll make sure to get you that confidence boost right from the start. Expect to be treated with care and thoughtfulness; we’re dedicated to giving you the excellent services that your body needs at any given time. Our open dialogue ensures you understand the process and that you’re comfortable with it throughout. 


How much will it cost to see a chiropractor after a car accident?

In most cases, your auto insurance will cover your treatment 100%. We invite you to contact our team to learn more about your specific matter. We want you to be healthy and pain-free, and we’ll do whatever we can to make sure that happens.


Auto injury testimonials 


“Whiplash from a car accident 4 months ago: I had a lot of neck pain and pain down the right side of my back.  Kinetic Sports Rehab works with a combination of chiropractic/ physiotherapy from a licensed chiropractor and targeted exercise working with a physical trainer.  

Dr Joe is very knowledgeable, has a friendly, calming bedside manner and is attentive to your feedback.  He suggested getting in many sessions back to back early on which was key to  speed along my recovery.  The targeted exercises which Kyle helped me with, cemented progress I made every week.  I think this is an intelligent method to recover from muscular pain. 

Finally the environment at Tangelo  is clean, vibrant, friendly and flexible. It was a very positive experience going in for therapy, I am almost entirely pain free, and now on track to a more physically active lifestyle.  

Each session was an energizing part of my day.”

– Kay S. // Seattle, WA


“I was in a car accident and had significant back pain. I’m typically very skeptical of chiropractors. My previous experience was that they helped people for a short period, but the patient had to continue to see them weekly or monthly for the rest of their lives. I was not interested in needing an adjustment every month for the rest of my life. Tangelo is sooo different! Mike helped give me the care I needed with hands-on adjustments, but more importantly gave me tools to stay healthy and keep my back from getting re-injured with specific exercises to increase strength where needed and how to upkeep at home. The whole team really cares about you as an individual patient, giving the time and attention needed.”

– Sara B. // Seattle, Washington 


“Making an appointment at Tangelo was the best decision I have made in a long time. After years of accumulating aches and pains (including migraines), I finally feel like my body is moving in the way that it should.

Unlearning dysfunctional movement patterns that have been established over time and from life events (car accident, sports injuries, surgery, pregnancy/C-section) has resulted in greater ability to do the activities that I love and without pain. The entire team was welcoming, professional, compassionate, and encouraging. I always felt like my needs and perspective were heard and valued. My only regret is not making an appointment sooner!”

– Carly F. // Green Lake, Seattle 


“I was in a serious car accident several months ago and found Dr Mobley at the West Seattle Tangelo location. I don’t have enough words to express how grateful I am to have found them. Not only did that accident hurt me physically but it did damage to my emotional state as well. Working with Dr. Dave Mobley these past few months through chiropractic work and gentle movement guidance with the help of Emmie has made a significant difference in my recovery. They are my healers and how they work together as a team is remarkable. I appreciate their modern mindset to healing and that they are skilled in the newest technologies and treatments toward healing. They also have helped rebuild my confidence and spirit with their positive motivation and encouragement. I truly believe they want to see me feeling well both physically and emotionally. The whole staff is very kind and welcoming and convenient with scheduling. My healers. I am so thankful for them and would highly recommend this team to anyone seeking treatment.”

– Adrienne T. // Seattle, WA


Have more questions about your auto injury? Check out our articles or contact our chiropractors; we’re happy to help you navigate your healing process!