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Motor Vehicle Injuries

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Motor Vehicle Injuries

Motor vehicle injuries keep millions of Americans from work, exercise, and other activities. Nikesh Seth, MD, and his team provide comprehensive care for motor vehicle injuries at Integrated Pain Consultants in Scottsdale, Mesa, and Phoenix, Arizona. After an exam, they can make personalized treatment recommendations to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and speed up your body’s healing process. Call the nearest office today to receive treatment for motor vehicle injuries, or book your appointment online.

Motor Vehicle Injuries Q & A

Do motor vehicle injuries always require treatment?

Yes. If you’re injured in a car accident, visiting a qualified pain specialist is essential, even if you feel fine. After an accident, endorphins like adrenaline flood your bloodstream. Because adrenaline acts as a painkiller, you might be hurt and not realize it.

The Integrated Pain Consultants team can complete a post-accident exam and work with you to prevent crash-related complications.

What are some common motor vehicle injuries?

The Integrated Pain Consultants team treats various motor vehicle injuries, including:

  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocated joints
  • Swollen muscles
  • Bruises and contusions
  • Nerve damage (neuropathy)
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Knee pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain

The team treats whiplash, a neck injury commonly caused by rear-end car accidents.

How are motor vehicle injuries diagnosed?

Your Integrated Pain Consultants provider reviews your medical records and asks about the accident, including how fast you were driving and whether it was a rear-end, side-swipe, or head-on collision.

Next, they complete an exam, checking the affected areas for swelling, bruising, or redness. Your provider gently presses your skin to identify sensitive places and tests your muscle strength, flexibility, and range of motion.

If your provider thinks you have a broken bone or a soft tissue injury, they order X-rays, an ultrasound, or an MRI. These procedures can determine the severity of the damage and help guide treatment. 

How are motor vehicle injuries treated?

The Integrated Pain Consultants team treats motor vehicle injuries using a patient-centered and minimally invasive approach. They might recommend:

  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Pain medication
  • Anticonvulsant medication
  • Antidepressants for pain control
  • Epidural injections
  • Medial branch or facet joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Hyaluronic acid injections for joint pain
  • Ketamine infusions
  • Medical Botox® injections

It might take more than one treatment to provide lasting relief, depending on the severity of your injury. The team monitors your progress at regular checkups and adjusts your care plan as necessary. 

How can I reduce my risk of motor vehicle injuries?

The easiest way to reduce your risk of a motor vehicle injury is to drive defensively. The Integrated Pain Consultants team recommends always wearing your seatbelt, adhering to the speed limit, and maintaining a three-second following distance between other cars. 

Call the nearest Integrated Pain Consultants office today to receive treatment for a motor vehicle injury, or book your appointment online.