Whiplash can be described as a sudden strain to the muscles, bones and nerves in the neck. Excessive extension and flexion that occurs in a motor vehicle accidents can cause a wide range of injuries including sprains/strains, facet joint damage, disc herniations, and mild traumatic brain injuries. Whiplash is a modern problem, and due to the general trend of stiffer vehicles and other factors associated with vehicle manufacturing, the incidence of whiplash continues to rise. Injuries associated with whiplash require a complex treatment strategy that attempts to limit inflammation, regain range of motion, break scar tissue and other fibrotic adhesions that get formed on damaged tissues, and regain proper biomechanics and strength of the spine. In order to accomplish this most effectively, the doctors at the Boise Spine Center provided a comprehensive treatment approach that combines soft tissue therapy, physiotherapy modalities, spinal manipulation, and exercise therapy.
The doctors at the Boise Spine Center are trained to treat a wide range of injuries and pain syndromes. They treat injuries of the neck and back as well as the extremities. Acute injuries such as sprains and strains, as well as chronic, degenerative conditions can be effectively treated conservatively at the Boise Spine Center. Some conditions require additional medical treatment, and the doctors at the Boise Spine Center work closely with specialists in all areas of medicine and help patients get to the right provider when a referral is indicated. Additionally, many orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons refer patients to the Boise Spine Center when surgery is not indicated or for post-operative rehabilitation.