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Auto Accidents Specialist

Advanced Pain Management

Ravi Panjabi, MD

Interventional Pain Management & Regenerative Medicine located in Castro Valley, CA, Fremont, CA & San Ramon, CA

Auto accidents can cause a host of injuries, some of which may not cause pain and symptoms until weeks after the collision. Ravi Panjabi, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management physician who treats pain related to car accidents at three Advanced Pain Management offices in Castro Valley, San Ramon, and Fremont, California. If you suffer from pain due to an auto accident, call the nearest office or request an appointment online today.

Auto Accidents

What injuries can result from auto accidents?

Car accidents can cause injuries to all parts of your body, including your back, head, neck, arms, legs, and joints. 

Some of the most common injuries from automobile accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Whiplash
  • Fractures
  • Knee pain
  • Burns
  • Shoulder pain
  • Wrist and hand pain
  • Strains and sprains
  • Herniated discs

These injuries vary greatly in severity. Some may cause pain that resolves within a few weeks, while others can lead to chronic pain that alters the rest of your life. The team at Advanced Pain Management provides compassionate, patient-centered care for all types of auto-accident injuries.

What treatments are available for pain from auto accidents?

Advanced Pain Management offers comprehensive care for pain related to auto accidents. Your physician listens to you describe your specific symptoms and how the accident occurred, then performs a physical exam and reviews any diagnostic tests to determine the most effective approach to pain management.

Depending on your needs, treatment may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Medication management
  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural injections
  • Steroid injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Chiropractic care
  • Acupuncture

Your provider follows up with you after treatment to see how you’re doing and makes any necessary adjustments to your pain management plan.

What are some advanced treatments for pain due to auto accidents?

If conservative treatments like physical therapy, medications, and injections don’t sufficiently alleviate your pain, your Advanced Pain Management physician may recommend a minimally invasive procedure. They specialize in science-backed interventional pain management approaches.

Spinal cord stimulator

A spinal cord stimulator is an implanted device that uses mild electrical impulses to block pain. You control the electrical stimulation through an external remote.

Intrathecal pain pump

An intrathecal pain pump delivers pain-relieving medication directly to your spinal fluid, allowing for advanced pain control with smaller doses of medication.

Radiofrequency ablation

Also called a radiofrequency neurotomy or rhizotomy, this procedure uses radiofrequency energy to heat and destroy pain-causing nerves. Your physician performs a nerve block first to ensure the precise nerve being treated is the source of your pain.

For compassionate care of all types of pain related to auto accidents, call Advanced Pain Management, or book an appointment online today.