Car Accident Victims

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.” – Stridewell

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

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

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.