Auto Accidents Specialist

New Jersey Advanced Pain Management Center

Ajay Kumar, MD

Interventional Spine and Pain Physician & Interventional Pain and Regenerative Therapies located in Hackettstown, NJ & Matamoras, PA

Every year, nearly three million people have auto accidents that lead to nonfatal injuries. Getting medical care following auto accidents that cause an injury is essential to ensure a full recovery. Ajay Kumar, MD, at New Jersey Advanced Pain Management Center, provides medical care for auto accidents, as well as workers’ compensation injuries. To schedule an evaluation, call the office in Hackettstown, New Jersey, or Matamoras, Pennsylvania, or book an appointment online today.

Auto Accidents Q & A

What are common injuries from auto accidents?

Injuries from auto accidents vary in type and severity and depend on many factors like the speed at the time of the accident and your position in the car in relation to the point of impact. 

Common injuries from auto accidents include:

  • Head trauma
  • Strains and sprains
  • Whiplash
  • Fractures
  • Cuts and bruises
  • Back injuries
  • Internal organ damage

For a minor car accident injury, you may recover within a few days. However, more serious injuries may take weeks or months to heal. 

Who needs medical care from auto accidents?

You need emergency medical care after an auto accident if you have head trauma, broken bones, or open wounds. If you were in a minor auto accident and have no obvious injuries, you may not think you need any medical care.

However, Dr. Kumar recommends anyone involved in an auto accident, even a minor accident, needs medical care. Because of the surge of adrenaline following an auto accident, it’s not unusual to not feel any pain or discomfort immediately following a crash.

However, within a few hours, you may start to feel sore and stiff. When left undiagnosed and untreated, your minor injury may turn into a chronic problem.

An evaluation and treatment plan soon after your injury ensures a faster recovery. 

What happens during an evaluation for auto accidents?

During auto accident evaluations at New Jersey Advanced Pain Management Center, Dr. Kumar asks detailed questions about the crash and notable injuries or symptoms. He also reviews your medical history and conducts a physical exam. 

To confirm or rule out an injury, he may run various diagnostic tests, such as blood work, X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. 

After your evaluation, Dr. Kumar develops a treatment plan to support recovery from your auto accident injury, which may include activity modification, pain medication, or physical therapy. 

He schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery and adjust your treatment plan as needed. 

What is workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that covers lost wages and medical bills for people with work-related injuries. Dr. Kumar provides medical care for workers’ compensation injuries, including:

  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Ongoing care to support a quick and safe recovery
  • Referrals to specialists as needed
  • Deciding when you can return to work

Without proper care, auto accidents and work injuries can have long-term effects on your health. For expert care, call New Jersey Advanced Pain Management Center, or book an appointment online today.