Auto accident injuries affect about 3 million people every year in the United States. Though the injuries vary in severity, without proper care an auto accident injury may turn into a chronic pain condition. Ron Ben-Meir, DO, FAAPMR, a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician at Downtown Pain Management, specializes in the treatment of auto accident injuries. For expert care, call the office in Red Bank and Hoboken, New Jersey, or book an appointment online today.
Auto accident injuries vary in type and severity and depend on many factors, like the speed of the vehicles involved and whether your car was hit from the front or the rear. Your injury may be minor or life-threatening.
Common auto accident injuries include:
Though head injuries are common and require immediate medical attention, auto accidents also damage other parts of the body, such as the back, arms, or legs. Neck injuries are also common, especially in rear-end crashes.
If you have a serious injury from an auto accident, such as a head injury or broken bone, you undoubtedly need to go to the nearest emergency room for an evaluation and care.
If you were in a minor fender-bender and don’t have any obvious injuries, however, you may not be so sure whether you need medical care. However, Dr. Ben-Meir thinks otherwise.
No matter the severity of your auto accident, even a minor crash, you should seek medical attention right away. Even if you don’t have any symptoms immediately following your accident, you may start to feel stiff and sore within a few hours.
Getting an evaluation right away ensures you get the right diagnosis and care, which may prevent delays in your recovery or keep you from developing a chronic pain condition.
You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come in to see Dr. Ben-Meir at Downtown Pain Management after an auto accident. During your exam, he asks detailed questions about the crash to fully understand the impact it may have had on your body.
Dr. Ben-Meir also reviews your medical history and conducts a physical exam. To confirm or rule out a suspected injury or diagnosis, he may request diagnostic testing, such as X-rays, a musculoskeletal ultrasound, or nerve conduction studies.
Dr. Ben-Meir develops a personalized treatment plan for your auto accident injuries based on their severity and your symptoms, as well as your medical history.
Treatment may include:
Dr. Ben-Meir schedules routine follow-up visits to monitor your recovery and adjust your treatment plan as needed. His goal is to relieve your pain and ensure a safe and speedy recovery.
For expert care of your auto accident, call Downtown Pain Management or book an appointment online today.