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Man holding neck in pain after car accident.Auto Accidents

It started with a routine trip to the store.

Suddenly you hear a screeching of tires and the harsh sound of metal hitting metal. In the split second before you can brace yourself, you feel your car moving from some unseen force!

Hidden Damage

It’s tempting to minimize your own injuries because your car has sustained little or no damage. Research shows that occupants can be injured considerably more than what you’d expect from a dented fender or a broken taillight. Common symptoms include whiplash, neck and shoulder pain, muscle spasms, mid and low-back pain.

The Medical Solution

If you visit the emergency room, you may be given a clean bill of health because you don’t have any broken bones. You might get a prescription to reduce the muscle spasms caused by structural changes in your neck or lower back.

After what you’ve been through, you’ll need a health professional that truly understands soft tissue injuries, spinal biomechanics and rehabilitation strategies. Chiropractic treatment plans often include Spinal Manipulations, frequent re-exam’s to ensure optimal recovery, massage therapy and exercise therapy.

Common Questions

  • Why do I have pain in my arms and hands?
    Because the nerves to the arms and hands exit the spine through the injured area of the neck, numbness and tingling are common. Even lower back pain can result directly from the trauma, or as a reaction to the loss of proper spinal curves.
  • Why did my headaches start more than a week after my accident?
    Whether you’ve been in an accident, stressed at work, or over-exerted yourself in the garden, your body is constantly adapting to the environment. When your capacity to adapt is exhausted, symptoms can appear. This can take days, weeks, months or years to occur.
  • Will I ever be normal again?
    Many chiropractic patients report improved spinal function and a reduction of their symptoms. Those who delay seeking appropriate care often discover that scar tissue and long-standing spinal instability increases the recovery period.

We Can Help

Whether it was a little incident in the parking lot, or two cars attempting to occupy the same space in an intersection, you need people who know how to work with lawyers and insurance companies. We will bill auto insurance in the occurrence of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. Our office is also accommodating to NON-PIP covered patients, regardless of fault. We will work closely with several attorneys in the area in hopes to provide a less stressful recovery.

How To Prepare For Your Visit

Please be sure to open a claim through YOUR insurance company, regardless of fault. When you come for your first appointment following an auto accident, be sure to bring:

  • A copy of your insurance card
  • Claim number provided through your insurance company
  • Medical Adjuster name and contact information
  • Medical Insurance information
  • Attorney information if applicable

If you’ve been in a car accident, give us a call at North Pines Chiropractic. We’ve been through this many times. Not only can we usually offer drug-free care, we can help put this behind you once and for all.

Auto Accident Care Spokane Valley | (509) 928-1400