Auto accidents are common causes of severe acute pain, which can become chronic if you don’t address the situation right away. At Alliance Spine Associates, LLC in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, experienced pain management physicians, orthopedic and spine surgeons offer compassionate, competent care for all kinds of auto accident injuries. Physicians and office staff at ASA are very familiar with all Personal Injury Protection insurances. Book your appointment online today or call the office for help.
You need to see a doctor after any auto accident — and right away. While you might feel OK or just a little sore, some injuries don’t appear right away.
It’s best to schedule an auto accident evaluation so that the Alliance Spine Associates, LLC team can check for problems. Diagnosing and treating a problem right away dramatically reduces your risk of chronic pain or disability later on.
Auto accidents can cause acute injuries like fractures and less-immediately-obvious ones like ligament tears in shoulders and knees, or spinal injuries.
Whiplash is the most common auto accident injury. Whiplash is a group of symptoms that result from a sharp back-and-forth motion of your head during an auto accident. This movement damages the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, and spinal discs) in your upper spine.
The common symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, stiffness, soreness, and difficulty moving. You can also experience headaches after a whiplash injury. Many people experience the same symptoms in their lumbar spine (lower back) after an auto accident injury.
To determine what’s causing your symptoms and create the right treatment plan, the Alliance Spine Associates, LLC team completes a physical exam and reviews the circumstances around your accident, including your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history.
You’ll most likely need diagnostic imaging (X-ray, a CT scan, an MRI, or ultrasound). You could need nerve function testing or diagnostic discography to verify your diagnosis.
Initial treatment of auto accident injuries usually includes noninvasive approaches like chiropractic care, physical therapy and medication. If your pain continues despite conservative care, the Alliance Spine Associates, LLC team could recommend minimally invasive procedures or surgery. The options include:
Whether you need injections or minimally invasive spine surgery, the Alliance Spine Associates, LLC team provides your treatment with the utmost care. After your treatment, the team follows your progress to ensure that you’re out of pain and recovering as you should.
For auto accident help, call Alliance Spine Associates, LLC or book an appointment online today.