Every year, more than 3 million Americans are injured in motor vehicle accidents. Getting immediate and expert care can help you avoid long-term pain and complications. At Interventional Spine Medicine in Barrington, Gilford, Rye, Plaistow, and North Hampton, New Hampshire, Jan Slezak, MD, and Asteghik Hacobian, MD, diagnose and treat motor vehicle accident pain with state-of-the-art interventional pain management techniques. Call Interventional Spine Medicine or schedule a consultation online today for customized pain management services.
The impact of a motor vehicle accident can cause a wide range of painful injuries. Whiplash is one of the most common automobile accident injuries. It occurs when the force of a collision forces your neck to jerk forward and then backward rapidly.
This sudden, abnormal movement damages the muscles and tendons in your neck as well as your delicate cervical vertebrae.
You can also injure your spine and the muscle and connective tissue in your back during a motor vehicle accident. Common back injuries include strains and sprains, and you can suffer compressed or damaged nerves, which lead to local or radiating pain.
Ideally, you should see a doctor as soon as possible following a motor vehicle accident. Accidents often trigger the release of adrenaline, which can mask pain and other symptoms for hours or even days after the event.
If you see a pain and spine specialist immediately after being involved in an accident, they can diagnose any injuries before you begin to feel pain. They can also start treatment right away, which reduces your pain and its disruption to your life.
Additionally, if you have pain from a motor vehicle accident in your past that hasn’t gone away or responded to other treatments, the doctors at Interventional Spine Medicine can help.
At Interventional Spine Medicine, the doctors provide personalized treatment plans to both relieve your pain and address the injury causing it. Depending on your injury, they might incorporate any of the following treatments into your pain management program.
They often combine these treatments with physical therapy. The pain management treatment often provides enough relief to help you get back to your regular activities.
Physical therapy helps you rebuild strength and flexibility, which supports your recovery and reduces your risk of long-term pain.
If you have motor vehicle accident pain, call Interventional Spine Medicine today!