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Auto Accident Injury Program: Treatment for Sciatica in Monmouth County

Red Bank, NJ pain management and rehabilitation facility offers Medical Care, Acupuncture, Physical Therapy, and Chiropractic to help auto accident victims recover from the symptoms of Sciatica.

There are a number of common auto accident injuries that can cause the symptoms of sciatica. In fact, sciatica is simply a term used to describe a specific set of symptoms related to the compression or irritation of one of the five roots that make up the sciatic nerve, or of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica can be caused by the trauma of an auto accident. For example, some auto accident victims experience herniated or bulged discs; this condition can affect the sciatic nerve.

Sciatica may be experienced as pain in the lower back, buttock, leg, or foot. Other common symptoms are muscle weakness, numbness, or tingling.

The first step in the treatment process for sciatica after an auto accident is a full examination and diagnosis. At our Red Bank, NJ pain management office, the diagnostic and treatment process is coordinated by our Medical Director, a Medical Doctor specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This pain management doctor will then create a personalized rehabilitation program that might include physical therapy, acupuncture, and/or chiropractic care (depending on each patient’s needs).

The pain management and rehabilitation process for auto accident injuries and sciatica is simplified at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation because our office has an in-house staff of practitioners in each of the following fields: medical care for pain management; physical therapy; acupuncture; massage therapy; and chiropractic.

Treatment for sciatica and other auto accident injuries is designed to be as conservative and minimally invasive as possible. This type of care relies on the healthiest practices to relieve pain. In some cases, patients are unable to use physical therapy or other treatment options due to severe, restrictive pain. In many medical offices, the next step is often surgery; this is not the case at Monmouth Pain and Rehab. When patients experience immobilizing pain, our physician may instead perform one of a number of minimally invasive procedures to reduce pain and inflammation.

For example, Epidural Steroid Injections deliver a combination of a long-lasting corticosteroid and/or anesthetic into the epidural space; this technique helps to reduce inflammation and pain in the spinal nerves. The overall goal of this strategy is to provide a temporary pain solution in order to enable patients to benefit from physical therapy and other rehabilitation practices.