May 1

Importance of Pain Management Doctors When Treating Injuries Sustained by Accident Victims

Dr. Jeff J. Mollins, Brooklyn’s premier accident specialist has been diagnosing, treating and documenting injuries sustained by patients hurt in accidents (automobile accidents, work accident, construction accidents, slip and falls) for 30 years.

The first line of defense in the treatment of injuries sustained by patients injured in accidents is conservative treatment. Initially, if possible, conservative treatment is the treatment of choice for soft-tissue (non-fracture) injuries that are sustained by accident victims. Dr. Mollins typically will place his injured patients on a regimen of chiropractic adjustments augmented by physical therapy. These methods of treatment are non-invasive and often extremely successful in enabling our injured patients achieve wellness. However, if conservative care is ineffective (typically after 3 months of treatment or if the injured patient is in extreme pain) then the next step is to refer our injured patient to a specialist in pain management.

A pain management doctor is a physician with special training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all different types of pain. A pain management specialist will commonly treat the following conditions.

  • Lower back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Head pain and Migraine
  • Hip pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Nerve pain
  • Injuries resulting from accidents (work, automobile, slip and falls, construction)

Pain management doctors will review available therapies for your condition and find the one that works best for you. Most pain doctors will use interventional or pharmaceutical treatments. Prescription medications may include:

  • Opiods
  • Antidepressants
  • Muscle Relaxers
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflamatory medications

Interventional treatments may include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Neuromodulation

Please note that our pain management specialist is certified by New York State to treat patients under workers compensation. This means that our pain management specialist (as well as all of our doctors) can treat patients injured on the job with no out of pocket expense. Remember, if you are injured on the job, you can treat at no cost and be compensated for your lost wages (if unable to work). When (and if) you are physically capable to return to work, you can still receive treatment at no cost!