Car Accident Victims

When to see a spine specialist ...

Neck or back pain following a car accident

"If neck or back pain following a car accident is keeping you from enjoying everyday life and your normal activities, you owe it to yourself to visit our clinic."


If you’ve been involved in a car accident and are experiencing neck or back pain, it is very likely that you will need to see a spine specialist. At Stridewell, we save you valuable time by properly diagnosing your condition and customizing a treatment plan geared towards quickly and efficiently getting you relief. We offer convenient clinic hours, and a referral is never necessary. Our spine specialists can see you today, and the entire process will likely take an hour or less. It is important to realize that, when neck or back pain is left untreated or treated improperly, many problems can lead to irreversible damage. Even if you’re hopeful that your pain will subside and you’ve decided to use the “wait and see” approach, you should most definitely see a spine specialist if you experience any of the following after being in a car accident ...

  Neck or back pain that doesn’t go away even months after the accident
  Shooting pain when turning your neck
  Back pain that gets worse when walking or sitting
  Seeing a pain management specialist
  Neck or back pain that keeps you from sleeping
  Neck or back spasms
  Numbness or tingling in your spine or extremities
  Headaches or migraines that don’t go away
  Loss of control of your bowels or bladder

A few neck and back problems that car accident victims commonly experience ...



Whiplash is neck strain caused by your neck snapping backward and then forward. It’s very common after rear-end accidents. Symptoms of whiplash can include headaches, dizziness, blurred vision and fatigue.

Disc Injury

Disc injury

Discs in your neck help your neck move freely. In a car accident, the sudden movement of the neck can cause torn or herniated discs.

Spinal fractures

Spinal fractures

The force from a car accident can pull the vertebrae in your spine apart, resulting in slight cracks called fractures.



Spondylolisthesis is when one vertebra slides forward over the vertebrae below it. It’s most common in the lower back after a car accident.

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Being evaluated by one of our highly-trained spine specialists is a simple process, and we offer convenient office hours. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment by phone, please call 480 550 9355. While walk-ins are welcome, scheduling an appointment will ensure the shortest wait time. Appointments can also be scheduled quickly and easily right here through our website!

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