Texas Pain & Orthopedics
Pain Management, Sports Medicine and Regenerative Orthopedics located in Pflugerville, TX
A personal injury like a fall, accident at work, or a motor vehicle accident could have devastating consequences. If you suffer a personal injury or you’re an attorney with a personal injury practice, contact double board-certified interventional pain management and Pain Management and Rehabilitation specialist, Ike Malik, MD, of Texas Pain & Orthopedics located in Pflugerville, Texas. Dr. Malik has considerable experience in helping people recover their physical function and live pain-free after a personal injury. For more details, call Texas Pain & Orthopedics today or book an appointment online.
Personal Injury Q & A
What is a personal injury?
A personal injury is one where you suffer harm that isn’t necessarily your fault. For example, if you’re driving and get rear-ended or find yourself outdoors enjoying a pleasant bike ride and you’re hit by a vehicle, it would be a personal injury.
Depending on the circumstances, you could be entitled to compensation from a liable party (or their insurance provider). The compensation payment should cover costs arising from your injury, including medical expenses and any loss of earnings. It’s best to talk to an attorney specializing in personal injuries for expert help.
In addition to personal injuries that occur from motor vehicle accidents, you can also suffer harm from other causes, such as:
- Slip & falls
- Personal assaults
- Accidents at work
- Medical negligence
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
Even if you don’t have a case for compensation for your personal injury, you need to see an expert who is experienced in both pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation. He can assess your injuries and provide the treatment you need for a successful recovery.
What kinds of personal injuries are most common?
The personal injuries that occur most frequently include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Fractured bones
- Joint dislocations
- Tendon strains
- Ligament sprains
- Whiplash injuries
- Repetitive strain injuries
Repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome and tendinitis aren’t acute problems but ones that develop over time. They can still qualify as personal injuries if they result from actions you had to perform for your job.
What treatments might I need for a personal injury?
The treatments your personal injury requires can vary depending on what type of injury you suffer and its severity. Dr. Malik develops a personalized treatment plan for you that also considers your age, general health, activity levels, and lifestyle.
Physical therapy typically forms the foundation of rehabilitation after a personal injury. If you need surgery for a fracture or other severe trauma, physical therapy helps you heal and regain function in the injured area. Other possible treatments you might benefit from after a personal injury include:
- Supportive devices like canes and walkers
- A brace or splint
- Prescription medication
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Stem cell therapy
- Epidural steroid injections
- Nerve blocks
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Spinal cord stimulation
If your personal injury occurred some time ago, but you’re still suffering the effects, Dr. Malik specializes in treating and managing chronic pain.
Whether you’ve suffered a personal injury yourself or you’re an attorney looking for an expert medical professional, contact Texas Pain & Orthopedics to learn more about their exceptional services. Call the office today or book an appointment online.