Our medical doctor and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners provide medical and pain control treatment for automobile accident injuries. These treatments may include prescription medications, trigger point injections or nerve blocks. Additionally, our medical providers will regularly evaluate your progress and will offer information to help you understand your condition and what you can do at home to get the best results.
Medications prescribed for soft tissue injuries vary based on the type of injury and the patient’s medical history. However, if needed, medications can help relieve pain, reduce inflammation and swelling and relax tight, painful muscle spasms.
Trigger point injections may also be an option for treating pain. Trigger point injections—or TPI—are a safe and effective pain management procedure that may help patients suffering with certain soft tissue injuries. TPI is used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points or tight, inflamed muscle knots that form when muscles are injured. TPI may relax muscle spasms and may provide significant pain relief. Our medical doctor and nurse practitioners skillfully apply this procedure when needed.
Nerve block is another pain management option that may be used for certain soft tissue injuries as well. Sometimes, soft tissues injuries can affect certain groups of nerves resulting in pain in particular body regions such as the neck and shoulders. Nerve block injections may be used to treat these painful conditions and are effective for helping to control acute pain.