New Jersey Pain Management and Rehabilitation for Auto Accident Injuries
|Medical Pain Management||Physical Therapy||Chiropractic||Acupuncture|
Monmouth Pain recognizes that the aftermath of an auto accident can be both painful and emotionally exhausting. In fact, our Rehabilitation Director, Thomas Dandrea, D.C. was involved in a serious accident in Red Bank in the summer of 2011, thereby giving our entire practice a more intimate perspective on the unique challenges faced by patients with car crash injuries.
When Dr. Dandrea was run over by an SUV, he experienced a broken leg, a compression fracture in a lumbar vertebra (in the lower back), and a serious concussion. The good news? When the accident took place, he was in the company of not one but two pain management specialists as well as one of Monmouth County’s top chiropractors.
Even better, our office provides Physical Therapy and Acupuncture in addition to Chiropractic and Medical Pain Management for car accident rehabilitation. This means that patients only need to visit one office in order to find rehabilitation and pain management for auto accident injuries. This simple fact eliminates a huge amount of stress from the process—and anyone who’s been in a serious accident will understand why it’s so important to reduce stress, both for emotional and physical reasons.
- Airbag Injuries
- Numbness and/or Tingling
- Disc Problems- Herniated or Bulged Spinal Discs
- Numbness or Weakness in the Leg
- Emotional After Effects
- Pain, Numbness, or Weakness in the Arm
- Hip Pain
- Seatbelt Injuries
- Knee Pain/ Knee Injury
- ‘Shooting’ Pains in the Leg
- Leg Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Lower Back Pain
After an accident of any kind, there are several courses of action to avoid. The first of these is to ignore symptoms, thereby leaving the body vulnerable to further injury and chronic pain. Others assume that, because no symptoms are immediately apparent, they must be in good health. However, we know that some injuries (whiplash in particular) are notorious for taking time to develop.
One of the very worst ways to deal with an injury is to medicate symptoms rather than treat whatever’s causing them. By contrast, Dr. Dandrea completely avoided painkillers during his recovery, instead opting to take advantage of the pain-relieving effects of acupuncture in our Red Bank office while undergoing physical rehabilitation. There’s a good reason our physicians prescribe pain medications only when absolutely necessary and for short periods of time. Learn more here about the deleterious effects of pain drugs.
Our office is also very seriously dedicated to helping patients stay away from the operating table whenever possible. Surgery should be viewed strictly as a method of last resort. When patients are in serious pain—pain severe enough to restrict what is possible in terms of physical therapy and chiropractic—we don’t immediately assume that surgery is the next step.
Instead, we consider the many non-surgical options available to patients in pain. Epidural Steroid Injections, for example, provide localized pain relief for back pain. In many cases, this makes it possible for patients to avoid the dangers of pain pills and to rehabilitate with physical therapy and/or chiropractic.
If you’ve been in a car accident, we want to help. Contact us here and receive a complimentary exam/consultation. Our Monmouth County rehabilitation office provides non-surgical methods of recovering from auto accident injures, including Medical Pain Management, Physical Therapy, Chiropractors, and Acupuncture.