Accident Injury

Pain Management Specialists located in Orland Park, IL
Accident Injury services offered in Orland Park, IL

Have you been injured in an accident and suffered ongoing or extreme pain as a result? At The Neuroscience and Spine Institute in Orland Park, Illinois, Arif Hussain, DO, Joseph Rabi, MD, Firas Rafati, DO and their team pinpoint which accident injury you may have and offer pain-relieving treatments that speed up your recovery. Call the office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Accident Injury Q & A

What is an accident injury?

An accident injury encompasses any injury you sustain in an automobile, work-related, or other accident that causes pain and suffering. The Neuroscience and Spine Institute offers independent medical exams if you’re a workman’s compensation patient. Skilled pain specialists effectively treat your condition to ease discomfort.

What are examples of an accident injury?

Accident injuries may include the following:

  • Head injuries
  • Burns
  • Nerve injuries
  • Disc herniation
  • Neck or back injuries
  • Joint injuries
  • Dislocation
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Crushing injuries
  • Joint swelling
  • Knee injuries
  • Whiplash

The common symptoms of accident injuries include back, neck, shoulder, or knee pain, headaches, swelling, warmth, and redness. You might also have bruising, visible tissue deformities, decreased joint range of motion, stiffness, and reduced mobility. 

What are the risk factors for an accident injury?

Numerous factors can contribute to accident injuries. You might sustain an injury lifting something heavy, driving a car or another vehicle, or falling. You might be at risk of a work-related injury if you deal with chemicals or heavy machinery.

How does my provider diagnose accident injuries?

The Neuroscience and Spine Institute specialists ask about your medical history and symptoms to diagnose an accident injury. They also check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and may complete nerve testing, blood tests, imaging procedures, or other diagnostic tests before personalizing your treatment plan.

How is an accident injury treated?

The treatment for an accident injury that’s best for you depends on your treatment preferences, the amount of pain you have, and the type of injury you struggle with. The Neuroscience and Spine Institute providers may recommend home remedies, including rest, ice or heat packs, elevation, compression, or wearing a brace. 

In some cases, you might need physical therapy, joint injections, a pain pump, regenerative medicine, oral medications, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, or a surgical procedure.

You may require more than one type of treatment for an accident injury to help you heal quickly and efficiently. Your pain specialist follows up to ensure your treatment is effective and you’re not in pain. They submit the required paperwork needed for workers’ compensation claims, if necessary.

At the first sign of an accident injury, schedule an evaluation at The Neuroscience and Spine Institute by phone or request one online today.