University Pain and Spine Center
Interventional Pain Management Physicians & Minimally Invasive Surgeons located throughout the state of New Jersey
The aftermath of an automobile accident can have a long-lasting effect on your health and mobility. At the University Pain and Spine Center, with offices in Englewood Cliffs, Monroe Township, Somerset, Freehold, and Clark, New Jersey, the pain management team offers comprehensive care for whiplash, herniated discs, and other common automobile injuries. Staff also provides resources to help you through the legal matters of an auto accident. If you’re suffering from an automobile injury, book an appointment online or call the University Pain and Spine Center office nearest you today to find pain relief.
This is a common neck injury. It happens when your neck jerks back and forth quickly and violently. Your spine bends past its normal range of motion. This can injure the vertebrae of your cervical spine. It can damage the supporting ligaments and muscles in your neck.
Treatment options may include rest, medications and injections. You may benefit from a soft cervical collar. Physical therapy can also be an important part of your recovery. Your healthcare provider can create a care plan that is right for your needs.
Automobile Injury Q & A
What are the common automobile injuries?
Automobile accidents can cause a variety of painful injuries. It’s common to have minor injuries, like cuts or scrapes to your arms or face, after an auto accident. You may also sustain an injury that results in chronic pain and limited mobility.
Whiplash is a common auto-related injury that involves the tendons, ligaments, and muscles in your neck, or cervical spine. The injury occurs when your neck moves back and forth so suddenly that it strains the soft tissues supporting your neck but doesn’t break bones.
Other common types of serious automobile-related injuries include:
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
- Herniated disc
- Knee trauma
The team at the University Pain and Spine Center is highly skilled in evaluating the pain and other symptoms you experience after an automobile accident and offer comprehensive treatments to restore your overall function and good health.
What services are available for an automobile injury?
The team at the University Pain and Spine Center has extensive experience handling both the medical and legal complexities of automobile injuries. Throughout your treatment, they maintain your records to support a legal case involving the accident.
The latest diagnostic services are available to assess the extent of your injuries. Your physician then creates a treatment plan that focuses on pain relief and preserving the function of the injured area.
Depending on the type and location of your injury, you may need treatments like:
- Joint injections
- Nerve blocks
- Physical therapy
- Trigger point injections
You may also benefit from cold laser therapy. This treatment uses light energy to stimulate healing in damaged tissues. The energy levels are enough to treat tissues without harming or destroying them.
Regenerative medicine therapies, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy, are also available to promote healing from the inside out. These therapies use your body’s ability to regenerate healthy cells to replace damaged tendons, muscles, and bone.
Will I need surgery for automobile injuries?
There may be a need for surgery to treat an automobile injury if you have severe damage to your bones or soft tissues. Initially, you can expect to try non-surgical therapies to reduce pain and help you heal, but if they aren’t effective, you may be a candidate for surgery.
The team at the University Pain and Spine Center offers several surgical treatments, including spine surgery, to repair damage and keep you fit and active. They use minimally invasive techniques that require only small incisions and cause less trauma to your body.
If you do need surgery, your physician continues to monitor your care after the procedure. They provide customized, post-surgical pain management therapies to help you heal fully and without pain.
Contact the University Pain and Spine Center office nearest you by phone or with the online booking system for automobile injury treatment today.