If you’ve ever driven through Asbury Park during rush hour, it won’t come as a surprise that the town has a fairly high rate of auto accidents. With an active cultural and musical scene, nightlife, the boardwalk, and a number of other attractions, part of Asbury’s charm is that this busy little town is always moving. Sometimes, unfortunately, it’s moving just a little too quickly, and auto accidents are occasionally the result.
The work we’re doing at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation Center is truly changing the treatment model for pain management and rehabilitation after auto accidents. Let’s take a look at some of the ways we’re making the recovery process easier and more effective for our auto accident patients:
- Instead of visiting separate offices to find the very best in medical treatment and physical therapy, our Auto Accident Injury Program incorporates medical care with physical therapy in one location. In addition, we also offer acupuncture (an excellent tool for drug-free pain management) as well as chiropractic care.
- Our focus is on healthy, conservative pain management. This means that we work to help patients rehabilitate without invasive surgeries or excessive painkillers. Toward this end, we balance traditional medical care with proven holistic practices for pain relief. We also offer a variety of corticosteroid (long-lasting) steroid injections to help patients in extreme pain; often this gets patients moving again so that physical therapy can be of use.
- Our medical doctor is a Physiatrist, an expert in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). This particular type of medical specialist is prepared to assist post-accident patients with the emotional aspects of the rehabilitation process. Acupuncture is also helpful in relieving stress and anxiety after a crash.
- Whenever necessary, we’ll help you find an attorney; we are also ready to work with your insurance company to make sure all of your medical needs are covered.
After a crash, you might immediately experience pain or other symptoms (such as numbness or tingling); some patients don’t feel anything at all until after some time has passed. We see this phenomenon in our office quite often, and it’s known as the delayed onset of symptoms. Whiplash, in particular, can take days, weeks, or months to present—sometimes long enough that patients no longer associate their neck pain with the initial accident.
Other symptoms of an auto accident injury include back pain, headaches, emotional effects such as depression or anxiety, or pain in shoulder, arm, or leg. Some auto accident victims are diagnosed with disc injuries or sciatica. In any case, our office is prepared to treat all auto accident injuries in a cooperative, multi-disciplinary environment.
Pain Management for Auto Accident Injuries in Asbury Park
If you are dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic auto accident and need help for your injuries, feel free to contact our office to learn about pain management and rehabilitation. We also treat sports injuries and other painful conditions with our integrated system of medical care.