Personal Injury Specialist
Serving Hinsdale, Chicago, & Calumet City, IL
Every year, more than one million Americans visit the emergency room as a result of a personal injury. When left untreated, a personal injury can take weeks or even months to heal, keeping you from work and other activities you love. At Pinnacle Pain Management Specialists, which has four locations throughout Chicagoland, including one in Hinsdale, Illinois, pain management expert Neeraj Jain, MD, works with patients to treat the uncomfortable side-effects of personal injuries. To schedule your appointment, call the office or book online today.
What is a personal injury?
The term personal injury refers to any harm that affects your physical health, mental health, or emotions. Common causes of personal injury include:
- Automobile accidents
- Slip and fall injuries
- Work-related accidents
- Medical malpractice
Personal injuries occur through no fault of your own. Instead, they’re the result of outside factors, such as other drivers, poor safety conditions, or improper signage.
What are the symptoms of a personal injury?
The symptoms of a personal injury vary from person to person and depend on the underlying cause. Most personal injuries affect the musculoskeletal system, including the joints, spine, muscles, and limbs.
Personal injuries express themselves in different ways. Some of their most common byproducts include back pain, neck pain, joint pain, or chronic pain. A decrease in mobility and flexibility are also possible. Occasionally, people experience emotional and psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression.
What should I do if I experience a personal injury?
If you’re the victim of a personal injury while driving, working, or running errands, you must act quickly and take your injury seriously.
Make an appointment with Dr. Jain at Pinnacle Pain Management Specialists. You should take this step even if you aren’t experiencing any symptoms. Many ailments caused by personal injuries, including whiplash and concussions, don’t always present signs right away. In some cases, they take days or even weeks to manifest.
It’s also important you gather any necessary information or paperwork. If you’re involved in a car accident, share insurance info and call the police. If you suffer a work-related injury, alert your employer and file a claim with OSHA or the other required entities.
What is the process for diagnosing a personal injury?
To diagnose a personal injury, Dr. Jain asks you questions about the source of your injury, your symptoms, and the circumstances leading up to the event. Next, he conducts a physical exam and orders an X-ray or MRI to get a better idea of the damage to your joints, bones, or soft tissues. After gathering all of this information, he develops a custom care plan that limits pain and gets you back on your feet.
What is the treatment for a personal injury?
Treating a personal injury depends on the location, severity, and impact on your quality of life. However, if possible, Dr. Jain recommends conservative treatments like rest, ice, compression, and elevation (the RICE protocol) and physical therapy.
If your injury persists or doesn’t respond to these treatments, you might benefit from platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, spinal cord stimulator therapy, or an intrathecal pump implant.
Don’t wait to seek treatment for your personal injury. Explore your options at Pinnacle Pain Management Specialists by calling the office or booking online today.
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NeeRAJ Jain, MD
Pain Care Specialist
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1301 E 47th St Building 2,
Chicago, IL 60653
2845 N Sheridan Blvd Ste 910,
Chicago, IL 60657
908 N Elm St Ste 301,
Hinsdale, IL 60521
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Why Pinnacle Pain Management?
As a leader in Pain Management care in the Chicagoland area, Pinnacle Pain Management, we use state-of-the-art pain treatments to diagnose and treat acute and chronic pain. At Pinnacle Pain Management, we believe in treating the whole person and permanent relief to improve your everyday life. Among some of the other top reasons to choose Pinnacle Pain Management includes:
Dr. Jain's experience, including serving as Medical Director of Pain Management at Hinsdale Hospital for nearly a decade.
Dr. Jain, in his time with Pinnacle Pain Management, was named a Top 5 Pain Specialist in Chicago by Chicago Magazine.
Pinnacle offers the newest and trusted pain management services and treatments, such as Intracept and VIA disc.