Sometimes, after an accident, you will feel the pain immediately, and you know you need help right away.
On the other hand, some symptoms don’t become apparent for hours or even weeks. This could mean that you mistake the symptoms for something else.
These are very dangerous because patients often let these go untreated as they are unaware that they even have a back or neck injury. The sooner you seek medical treatment after being involved in an auto accident, the better chance you will have of making a full recovery.
Treatment of nerve injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and pinched nerves in the neck and back
Your aching back, stiff neck, or arm and leg pain might be courtesy of a pinched nerve sustained during an accident injury. Nerves in your spine and other parts of your body can be compressed by surrounding tissue, causing pain, numbness and tingling.
Time, rest, and home treatment may relieve most pinched nerves, but when they don’t, other treatments can help.
Treatment of muscle injuries such as whiplash and other back and neck injuries.
Whiplash is also known as neck sprain or neck strain. This common type of neck injury happens when the neck jolts backward or forward, sharply and suddenly.
Whiplash due to a motor vehicle collision or another injury can strain your muscles or damage soft tissues in your neck. It can cause minor to severe symptoms, based on which neck tissues (such as ligaments and nerves) you injured and how badly.
Nerve testing (EMG/NCV) for conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, pinched nerves in the neck and back.
The tests can help identify nerve injury or muscle disease such as carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched spinal nerve, peripheral neuropathy, myositis, or ALS.
NCV is often used along with an EMG to tell the difference between a nerve disorder and a muscle disorder. NCV detects a problem with the nerve, whereas an EMG detects whether the muscle is working properly in response to the nerve's stimulus.
Auricular acupuncture for pain control, smoking cessation, weight loss and anxiety.
Auricular acupuncture is a commonly practiced technique involving the stimulation of specific points on the ear.
Thus stimulation of a reflex point in the ear can relieve symptoms of distant pathology with a reliable duration.
Yes, you will need to have an attorney before seeing Dr. Beck for treatment.
In keeping with new guidelines, we use a variety of methods to manage pain other than narcotic medications. We do not offer chronic pain management services of any kind.
Treatment for most soft tissue injuries such as whiplash often lasts 4-6 weeks although care will sometimes last longer than this. If surgery is required, recovery will often take 6-8 weeks following surgery.
No, we do not certify long term disability or perform disability ratings. If you need paperwork completed for short term disability or FMLA, we are happy to assist with this.
Once your recovery has stabilized, Dr. Beck will release you from his care. Dr. Beck is not able to treat you for non-injury related medical issues such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Dr. Beck does not provide general medical care or chronic pain management care.
Dr. Beck does not perform surgery for personal injury or car wreck cases. Dr. Beck is able to refer you to state of the art surgeons who can.