Auto Injury

Northwest Indiana Auto Injury Pain Specialists

Even mild injury through car accidents can cause lasting problems if they are not treated by a professional. Visit Dr. Rajive Adlaka at Pain Control Associates, LLC. in Schererville, Indiana for treatment of injury after a motor vehicle accident to prevent further problems.

Auto Injury Q & A

When should I start treatment after an auto accident?

It is highly recommended you begin treatment within one week, or sooner, following an auto accident. Initial treatment will focus on controlling pain and diminishing any swelling. Failure to receive fast and proper treatment after an auto injury could result in long-term health issues.

What is whiplash?

Whiplash is one of the most common problems that result in auto accidents. They occur when the head suddenly snaps back and forth from the impact of an accident. These are most common when the automobile is rear-ended. Whiplash is sometimes referred to as cervical acceleration/deceleration (CAD) trauma. This describes the rapid movements associated with whiplash. They injure the vertebrae of the neck, as well as the muscles and ligaments that support them. During a rear-end automobile collision, your body goes through extremely rapid and intense acceleration and deceleration. This sudden and forceful movement causes substantial damage to the vertebrae, nerves, discs, muscles, and ligaments of your neck and spine.

What are the long-term effects of whiplash?

It is estimated that about one in three people suffering from whiplash injuries continue to have symptoms even three years after their accidents. Signs and symptoms of whiplash are usually evident within 24 hours of the injury and may include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Worsening of pain with neck movement
  • Loss of range of motion in the neck
  • Headaches, most often starting at the base of the skull
  • Tenderness or pain in shoulder, upper back or arms
  • Tingling or numbness in the arms
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Depression

What treatment does Pain Control Associates, LLC offer?

Pain Control Associates, LLC can help you if you are suffering from any of the following after a car accident:

  • Soft tissue pain
  • Joint pain
  • Whiplash
  • Arm or leg pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Radiating Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Jaw Pain
  • Stiffness
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Neck pain or back pain
  • Migraines or headaches that developed after your accident

They offer treatments such as:

Interventional Procedures

  • Spinal Interventions
  • IDET
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Racz Catheter Lysis of Adhesions
  • Radiofrequency Facets
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Stellate Ganglion Blocks
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
  • Discography (Lumbar & Cervical)
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections

Behavioral Pain Management

  • Psychological Treatment
  • Behavioral Strategies to Help Manage Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Strategies to Improve Sleep
  • Biofeedback & Relaxation Training
  • Management of Depression

Surgical Treatment

  • Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation)

Medication Management

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Neuropathic Medications
  • Opioid Medications

Physical Therapy

  • Skilled Manual Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Massage Therapy

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Services

Neck Pain

  • Herniated disc
  • Spondylosis (Axial Neck Pain)
  • Failed Surgical Neck Syndrome
  • Biomechanical (Postural) Pain
  • Whiplash

Musculoskeletal Injuries

  • Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)
  • Herpes Zoster Radiculopathy (Shingles)
  • Fibromyalgia

Low Back Pain

  • Spondylosis (Axial Back Pain)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Internal Disc Disruption (Annular Tear)
  • Spondylosis (Axial Back Pain)
  • Facet-Mediated Pain
  • Compression Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis
  • Failed Surgical Back Syndrome
  • Biomechanical (Postural) Pain

Headaches

  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Occipital Headache

Work Injuries

  • Prompt diagnosis and treatment
  • Close coordination with case workers
  • Facilitate early return to work

Spinal Interventions

  • IDET
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Racz Catheter Lysis of Adhesions
  • Radiofrequency Facets
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Stellate Ganglion Blocks
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
  • Discography (Lumbar & Cervical)
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections

Psychological Treatment

  • Behavioral Strategies to Help Manage Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Strategies to Improve Sleep
  • Biofeedback & Relaxation Training
  • Management of Depression

Surgical Treatment

  • Neuromodulation (Spinal Cord Stimulation)

Medication Management

  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications
  • Neuropathic Medications
  • Opioid Medications

EMG/NCV

  • Electrodiagnosis of nerve-related injuries and disorders

Physical Therapy

  • Skilled Manual Therapy
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
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