Auto accidents can happen to anyone, and even minor accidents can result in injury. At New Jersey Orthopedic Rehab and Pain Management Group, we specialize in auto accident injury treatment. The answers to the following FAQs explain more about orthopedic auto injuries and how orthopedic care can help with auto accident recovery.

If I feel okay, should I still seek treatment after an auto accident?

Yes, for various reasons. Your insurance may have a time limit for claiming coverage to pay for injury treatment. You may also have delayed symptoms due to the shock of the trauma in your body. An evaluation from our Woodbridge orthopedic surgeon will confirm if you have an injury, so you can start treatment right away before your condition worsens.

Why should I see an orthopedic doctor?

Our orthopedic surgeon can diagnose orthopedic injuries like displaced bones and joints, muscle sprains, torn ligaments, and other soft tissue injuries better than a general physician. These are common nonobvious auto injuries. Some orthopedic injuries are time sensitive to treat. Seeing an orthopedic surgeon enables you to get immediate treatment.

What are some common orthopedic car accident injuries?

Auto accidents can cause such orthopedic issues as:

  • Whiplash, a neck injury caused by the abrupt jerking of your head and neck, causing muscle, joint and tissue damage
  • Broken ribs, hips, legs, arms, ankles, and wrists
  • Fractured fingers, hands, arms, legs, ankles, toes, collarbone/facial fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries like sprains and strains, tears, inflammation, and ruptures
  • Herniated or bulging disc
  • Knee trauma due to your knee hitting the dashboard, damaging your kneecap

What kind of symptoms can I expect from auto injuries?

Initially, you may only feel soreness, stiffness and head pain. Over time, your symptoms may worsen to:

  • Severe headaches
  • Severe neck, shoulder, and back pain
  • Loss of flexibility, range of motion, and mobility
  • Numbness or burning sensation in your limbs
  • Stiffness of muscles and joints
  • Sleeplessness due to pain and discomfort
  • Sagging shoulder/weakness in arms and joints

How can an orthopedic surgeon help me recover from an auto injury?

At New Jersey Orthopedic Rehab and Pain Management Group, we offer the following services for auto accident recovery:

  • Surgical and non-surgical spine and joint care
  • Medication and Rehabilitation
  • Acute and Chronic Pain Management
  • Neurological Testing
  • Physical Therapy

Our treatments are designed to provide long term pain relief until you have fully recovered from your injury.

See Our Woodbridge Orthopedic Surgeon for Auto Accident Treatment

To schedule an appointment with New Jersey Orthopedic Rehab and Pain Management Group in Woodbridge for auto injury diagnosis and treatment, call (732) 527-0770.