(509) 487-8000 | 124 E Rowan Ave #202, Spokane, WA 99207
Spokane Auto Accident & Whiplash Treatment
"We specialize in the treatment of whiplash and other neck and back auto Accident injuries. Our doctors help people just like you recover from the pain and disability that results from whiplash and related auto accident injuries."
Symptoms Frequently Include:
Neck pain (Whiplash)
Mid back pain
Low back pain
Hand or foot numbness
Arm or leg pain
While some of these symptoms may seem mild at first, if gone untreated, they can threaten your ability to work, play, and enjoy your life.
Spokane Spine Center never needs a referral or prior approval to see you after a car accident and we can often schedule you for a same day appointment. Our staff is trained in insurance processing and can take the hassle out of the paperwork. Simply call for an appointment, bring in any insurance forms and our staff will examine your complaints, order any required imaging studies (X-ray, MRI), determine the best course of action, and issue any necessary work releases or light duty orders.
For those who do not have coverage, it may be possible to obtain care at no out-of-pocket cost. Spokane Spine Center will work with your attorney or third party claim which often allows us to provide the services you need when you need them.
The term whiplash is applied to a group of injuries occurring to the neck most commonly associated with car accidents.
Hyperextension of the neck both overstretches and damages the muscles and ligaments on the front of the neck as well as compressing the discs and intervertebral joints in the back of the neck. A strong muscle reflex violently contracts the muscles on the front of the neck to stop this extension, snapping the head forward, and unfortunately, this time stretching and injuring muscles, ligaments, and joints on the back of the neck.
Low back injuries are common as well, and may be exemplified if the seat back or cushion were broken during impact. Due to the many variables involved in a car accident, (body position, angle of impact, etc.) a collection of seemingly unrelated symptoms can arise.
Many patients feel fine at the scene and were surprised are several days later they began to feel pain. It takes the body up to 72 hours to develop a typical inflammatory response. This inflammation commonly manifests as pain, swelling, and loss of motion. It may take up to a week before the majority of symptoms are present. It is not unusual for patients to remark that for the first couple days they had only neck pain. By the fifth day, they had developed low back pain that was even worse…