Auto Accident Injuries

Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates

Pain Management Specialists located in Salem, VA & Christiansburg, VA

Vehicular accident injuries can cause lingering pain that lasts for months or even years if you don’t get started on medical treatment right away. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, the pain specialists at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates, with offices in Salem, Christiansburg, and Roanoke, Virginia, can help you recover and get relief from pain. Book your exam online or call your most convenient office to speak with a team member if you’ve been hurt in a vehicular accident.

Auto Accident Injuries Q & A

What are vehicular accident injuries?

Vehicular accidents are known for causing bone, joint, and soft tissue injuries that can occur even if an accident seems minor. After all, at the point of impact, your car stops, but your body stays in motion for several seconds, which can cause you to be tossed around much like a rag doll.

This can lead to widespread damage to your musculoskeletal system and injuries such as:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Leg and knee injuries
  • Collarbone and rib strains
  • Neck strain from whiplash
  • Facial injuries, including a broken nose
  • Head and brain injuries, including a concussion
  • Back and spinal cord injuries, including disc herniation

What’s particularly challenging after a vehicular accident is that it’s common to not be in severe pain right away. The accident can be so emotionally stressful, you might not think you need medical intervention. As inflammation and swelling set in over the following days, chances are you’re going to find that your pain worsens.

Do I need treatment for vehicular accident injuries?

Yes. Whether your car accident occurred today, or weeks or even months ago, it’s important to get started on treatment. It’s particularly important to have a vehicular accident injury evaluation at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates if you experience:

  • Pain that’s worsening or not improving after several days
  • Numbness, burning, or tingling in your extremities
  • Severe back, head, or neck pain
  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain

You should also book an exam right away if your car accident injuries are keeping you from work or preventing you from participating in enjoyable activities.

How are vehicular accident injuries treated?

At Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates, you have plenty of innovative treatment solutions available for pain relief, depending on the cause and severity of your vehicular accident injury. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Lumbar or cervical rhizotomy to sever nerve roots
  • Kyphoplasty surgery for compression fractures
  • Image-guided nerve blocks and injections
  • Transforaminal epidural injections
  • Lumbar or cervical epidurals
  • Trigger point injections
  • Facet nerve blocks
  • Painkiller medications

No matter which type of treatment is right for you, expect relief from your car accident pain and injuries at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates.

If you have vehicular accident injuries, book an exam at Blue Ridge Pain & Spine Associates right away. Click on the online booking feature or call any office directly to book.