Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management
Pain Management Physicians located in Staten Island, NY & Hartsdale, NY
Whiplash, lower back pain, and other injuries from a car accident can take weeks or months to manifest, so it’s easy to believe you’re less injured than you really are. The caring and knowledgeable pain management physicians at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management properly evaluate and diagnose car accident injuries at two convenient locations in Staten Island and Hartsdale, New York. If you’ve been in a car accident, don’t wait for symptoms to appear — call or book an appointment online today.
Car Accidents Q & A
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a neck injury that most often occurs after you’ve been rear-ended in a car accident. This injury gets its name from the rapid back-and-forth motion of your neck, which resembles the cracking of a whip.
Neck pain is the most common symptom of whiplash. Other whiplash symptoms include:
- Neck stiffness
- Reduced range of motion
- Tingling in the arms
- Upper back pain
- Shoulder pain
Usually, whiplash symptoms develop within 24 hours after the accident, but this isn’t always the case. Several weeks or months may go by before you begin to feel the pain and symptoms of whiplash.
The delayed onset of whiplash often causes people to put off seeking medical treatment, but this may lead to serious, permanent damage.
Even if you think you’re okay, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with the experienced team at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management. They develop a customized treatment plan to ensure your best possible recovery.
What other injuries can a car accident cause?
Though whiplash is probably the most well-known, there are many ways you can get injured in an auto accident. Trauma to your head, neck, back, and even knees can occur during a car crash. Common car accident injuries include:
- Herniated disc
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal injury
- ACL tear
Without treatment, these injuries may become progressively worse. That’s why it’s critical to have the expert team at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management evaluate your condition and initiate prompt treatment.
What should I do if I think I have a car accident injury?
If you’ve been in a car accident and don’t need emergency care, you should schedule an appointment at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management as soon as possible.
Car accident injuries typically require a lot of careful attention for proper diagnosis and treatment. If you’re filing a personal injury claim, the professional team at Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management helps you to navigate the legal system. If needed, they also guide you through the disability process.
For personalized medical care after a car accident, don’t hesitate to call Advanced Spine Care and Pain Management or book an appointment online.
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