CAR ACCIDENT INJURY TREATMENT

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Car Accident Screening Quiz

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  • Have you been involved in an accident and are not sure which doctors and surgeons will help you with your injuries and pain

  • Do you need help healing from your accident and have been experiencing common symptoms like whiplash, headaches, herniated/bulging disc of the spine, shoulder or knee injuries, and constant neck or back pain?

  • Do you need a team of surgeons, pain specialists and rehab doctors who will be happy to work with 3rd party insurance, auto insurance, as well as work on a medical lien and with your attorney?
If you have answered yes, we are ready to help!

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After the accident, then what?

We understand that following an auto accident you may experience a personal injury that results in whiplash, headaches, neck and arm pain, or back and leg pain. Some patients experience shoulder or knee pain. Other injuries that can occur from a car accident are TMJ Disorder and facial pain.

After the accident, you will more than likely have to deal with attorneys, insurance companies, auto repair shops and rental car agencies – and that can be stressful. We understand what your needs are and have years of experience in personal injury cases.

We are prepared to handle insurance paperwork for you, work with insurance companies and attorneys, coordinate medical care with other specialties, and schedule timely and convenient appointments.

Coordinated care between our providers makes it quick and easy to get all the treatment you need in one location. Our goal is to make treatment of your whiplash pain and injuries as efficient and painless as possible.

Chiropractic care, physical therapy and spine rehab, and spinal decompression are offered at our clinic. Proper treatment should include therapy to restore normal range of motion and strengthen injured tissues. Treatment at our pain clinic includes a complete exam and treatment plan, support and coordination of chiropractic care or physical therapy, and in some cases, injection medicine may be necessary to reduce inflammation and pain.

Keep in mind, if you are currently being treated by a Chiropractic Physician or Physical Therapist for your personal injury, our Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physicians will evaluate your condition and may recommend treatment in addition to the care you are currently receiving. Together, we are part of your recovery team.

Neck & Back Pain After Auto Accidents

Why can it take a few days for injuries and pain to set it?

When a traumatic experience like a car accident occurs, your body has the natural reaction to excrete a substance from your adrenal glands known as adrenaline. Adrenalin is your body’s natural pain killer that masks the immediate pain that is felt from a traumatic injury. As adrenaline slowly wears off, people then begin to feel the effects of the crash.

The areas most affected in an auto collision tend to be along the neck and the spine. From slipped and herniated discs to compression fractures and spinal cord damage, the types of back injuries possible in a car wreck are endless. These back injuries cause severe debilitating pain and can possibly keep you away from work and unable to care for your family. Therefore, it is always recommended that you visit a hospital immediately following a collision to make sure you are checked for possible injuries.

If you experience pain right away and go to the hospital, it is likely that the most they will do in the emergency room is take x-ray’s to ensure there aren’t any broken bones, prescribe you some pain medication and send you on your way. This is where most patients get “lost” as what to do next.

Be seen right away by a Spine Specialists!

It is important that you immediately take the next follow up with a spine specialist like Modern Spine Medicine, that accepts and is experienced in personal injury cases to seek further treatment. If the pain continues, an MRI test may be ordered which are much clearer than x-rays and will allow your team to observe and diagnose the problem associated with the accident. Additional test may be order to confirm injuries sustained from the accident.

There are many treatments that may be prescribed for a back injury following a collision including decompression therapy, chiropractic care, physical therapy, pain management, spine and orthopedic surgeries. Our team make the process easy and manages all points of care.

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Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities. Modern Spine Medicine will be happy to answer your questions in conjunction with a personal phone call follow up with one of our doctors.

Please answer the questions as accurately as possible.

Don’t Make This Mistake After an Auto Accident

Medications may mask the neck and low back pain resulting from a whiplash injury, but they do not aid your body’s ability to heal injuries from an auto accident. An auto accident often makes your neck and back sore due to soft tissue injury from the whiplash. It is important to understand that medications alone are not the answer for recovery.

Our goal is to provide the proper medical care and education needed to help our patients obtain a quick and healthy recovery.

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Not many doctors will accept medical liens and 3rd party insurance, especially spine surgeons, but we do.

What is Personal Injury?

Personal injury describes any bodily injury caused in an accident and often includes whiplash, neck and back injuries. Personal Injury is also a term commonly used in legal arenas to describe the injury to a persons’ physical, mental and emotional being.

Medical personal injury is one where there are numerous cases brought to the court each year, this incorporates dental and medical where there can be proven negligence resulting in injury to the patient. In the medico-legal arena, we understand the importance of medical documentation and communicating with all parties involved in the case. We also accept and file medical liens when required.

We are happy to work with Primary Care Physicians, Emergency Room Doctors, Urgent Care Clinics, Orthopedic Surgeons, Spine Surgeons, Chiropractors, Dentists and Attorneys.

Types of Personal Injury

A sudden accident, no matter how trivial, can cause future chronic pain that will slowly erode the quality of life and are best treated as soon as possible. Our personal injury pain doctors are skilled at diagnosing and treating acute patient’s injuries before they develop into full-blown symptoms and chronic pain.

At AZPTC, treatment may include short term pain medication, physical therapy and conservative manual medicine for the neck, spine and extremities. In addition, if the nature of the injury indicates spinal injections or joint injections, our pain specialists will manage all aspects of patient care and aim to restore function and limit the injury induced pain before it is severe enough to limit activities of daily living. We encourage all patients involved in a personal injury to be proactive in their care and follow our step by step treatment plan at AZPTC.

The most common types of personal injury are:

• Motor Vehicle accident
• Work-based accident
• Slip and fall
• Accident in the home
• Accident due to product defect
• Holiday accident

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Modern Spine Medicine has been serving the greater Phoenix area since 1997. We have patients under our care that live in Phoenix, North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, Glendale, Maryvale, Tolleson, South Phoenix, Mesa, East Mesa Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Apache Junction, Tuscon, and even Globe. We understand that pain holds patients back in their lives and it is discouraging to watch people suffer. We know we can help. Our treatments of injection medicine therapy (epidural steroid injections, non-steroidal injections, trigger point injections), therapeutic injections, nerve blocks and nerve ablations, joint injections and many other procedures, give life back to our community every day. We specialize in most types of pain, including neck and back pain, arm and shoulder pain, leg and knee pain, as well as headaches and migraines.

Most common causes of pain: Car Accidents and Traffic Accidents, Sport Injuries, On the Job Injuries, Slip and Falls, Every Day Wear and Tear, Arthritis, Degeneration, Muscle Imbalance and Sprains.

We are excited to be known by our patients and referring doctors as Top Doctors and Top Pain Specialists in Phoenix. We are also proud to have great relationships with other pain centers like Arizona Pain Specialists, The Pain Centers of Arizona, Arizona Pain Centers, and Advanced Pain Management.

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Has your back or spine started to ache over time? Or did your pain begin suddenly without notice?
Has an injury or accident left you suffering with aging and pain?

What conditions or symptoms are you suffering from?

  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Stenosis
  • Spine Arthritis
  • Cervical Radiucolopathy – Neck and Arm Pain
  • Myelomalacia
  • Sciatica – Back and Leg Pain
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac (Si) Joint Pain
  • Foot Drop or Loss of Strength and Function
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Lumbar radiculopathy (Back and Leg Pain)

Common questions about Laser Assisted Spine Surgery

Here are answers to some of the more common questions we have asked. If you have additional questions that relate to your condition, our team will see you in the office for a free initial consultation or MRI review.  We will be able to answer all of your questions with an added personal touch, applying them directly to your specific problem areas and source of pain.

  • Anterior cervical fusions(ACDF)
  • Artificial cervical disc surgery (arthroplasty)
  • Endoscopic or MIS Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Endoscopic or MIS Lumbar laminoforaminotomy
  • Endoscopic or MIS Lumbar laminectomy
  • Endoscopic assisted or MIS Lumbar fusions and decompressions
  • MIS Sacroiliac Joint Fusion

Our spine specialists are skilled in these specific procedures and would be happy to discuss the benefits with you. Contact us or call our dedicated Patient Care Coordinator today!

Yes! This is becoming the growing trend in healthcare and popular among patients seeking Laser Spine Surgery. We perform our surgeries at Modern Ambulatory Surgery Center, a state-of-the-art surgery center that offer concierge patient care and a welcoming experience to all our patients.

Sadly, not always. Some laser spine surgery groups allow doctors who are not Fellowship-trained in spine surgery to perform laser spine surgery. The problem with that is, while those doctors understand how to perform the surgery itself, they don’t always understand the condition of your spine, or the spine in general – and if something goes wrong they may not be able to fix it.

Highly likely. Our approach is customized to each individual patients and their situations. We don’t believe in “One size fits all” approach. Laser spine surgery can be successful because we use laser in conjunction with magnified high definition Microscope or Endoscope to directly visualize, then safely deliver the laser to the target tissues without damaging the surrounding nerves. These approaches may not be available at some other laser spine surgery practice and put the patients at risks. Unfortunately, some of the laser spine surgery groups do not own the microscope and/or spinal endoscope and put the patients at risks.

Yes, there are risks associated with laser spine surgery like any other surgeries/procedures. With the new laser technology, the energy of the laser can be adjusted so that it safe to use during spine surgery. In addition to using the real time Intra-operative X-rays, we routinely use either Microscope or Endoscope to identify the target. Intra-operative neuro-monitoring is also used during your surgery. In my opinion, laser spine surgery can be successful because I use laser in conjunction with magnified high definition Microscope or Endoscope to directly visualize and then safely deliver the laser to the target tissues without damaging the surrounding nerves. These approaches may not be available at some other laser spine surgery practice and put the patients at risks. Unfortunately, some of the laser spine surgery groups do not own the microscope and/or spinal endoscope and put the patients at risks.

VersaPulse

At Minimally Invasive Spine AZ our Laser Spine Surgery is conducted by our specialists using a versatile mid-power laser from VersaPulse. This machine is capable of handling a wide range of applications requiring precise cutting and controlled ablation.

Dr. T and team utilize the laser to assist in most lumbar surgical procedures bringing precision and skill to the next level. Depending on each patients’ condition and injury, all efforts to combine the laser for spine surgery while providing the best possible outcomes will be determined by our surgeon. We are confidence we have the best treatments and answers for our patients.

If you have any further questions about the VersaPulse and how we use this machine in our laser spine surgery procedures, please contact us at 602-265-4816

We welcome all Questions

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Pain Screening Quiz

Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities. Minimally Invasive Spine AZ will be happy to answer your questions in conjunction with a personal phone call follow up with one of our doctors. Please answer the questions as accurately as possible.

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Why Minimally Invasive Spine and how do we work?

During your complimentary phone consultation with our Doctor, you will receive a personal one-on-one conversation about the symptoms you are currently experiencing and discover how we can be the perfect fit for you. Some patients are so impressed with the information they view on our website that they schedule a New Patient appointment right away!

This appointment is the next step in discovering the Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery options and which procedures would be the perfect fit for you.

A detailed physical exam will be provided to identify exactly ‘where’ your pain is being generated from. You will have quality time to tell our Dr. T. the nature of your pain, when it started and reason for onset, what you have been doing to help treat it. Have in mind, what is it that you would like to be able to do again in life that you haven’t been able to do?

We want that for you too!

Your care is ‘backed’ by our Board-Certified Spine Surgeon, Dr. T. and his team of highly trained Pain Specialists. We are ready to take amazing care of you! Try our Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries (similar to Laser Spine Surgery). From the type of surgery, to the expected recovery time, all questions will be answered and addressed.

If it is in your best interest as our patient, Dr. T. may also offer Non-Surgical procedures, Non-steroidal Injections, Stem Cell Therapies and custom Muscle Work Treatments. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

Our financial and benefits team is committed to the ‘NO SURPRISES’ rule! We analyze and negotiate on your behalf with your insurance company. We have 25 years of experience and know what questions to ask and how to collect accurate information. This is a service to each patient and our goal is to save you as much money as possible and provide the care you deserve for what your insurance is obligated to cover. As experts, we also negotiate out-of-network benefits to reduce patient deductible costs and coinsurance.

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What You’ll Get with Minimally Invasive Spine and Dr. T.

By contacting Minimally Invasive Spine, you’ll receive:

  • Detailed Physical Exam for Spine Surgery and Treatments
  • Professional Assessment physical condition by our Dr. T.  and his team of Specialists
  • Recommendation for Diagnostic Testing to confirm pain generators and injuries
  • Customized treatment and surgical recommendations
  • ONE-ON-ONE educational time with Dr. T. to answer questions and together discuss your options. We encourage you to bring a family member.
  • Convenient On-site Out-Patient Surgery Center for all Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Spine surgeries under the supervision of Dr. T at Minimally Invasive Spine. Easy scheduling and no wait times.
  • A personal account representative will be assigned to you for any insurance questions. Complete financial overview will be given to show you the savings we can offer and what your out-of-pocket costs will be. Be strongly believe in ‘NO SURPRISES’ and bills after your surgery.
  • Comfortable and caring staff to support you through your surgery and recovery in our new out-patient surgery center.

And What’s beyond this that you should know?

Most Commercial Insurances Accepted

Flexible, personalized, 0% interest payment plans

Same Day Appointments Available

During Dr. Thongtrangan’s fellowship at the world-renowned Stanford University Medical Center, he gained experience in complex spinal reconstruction, scoliosis, tumor and revision surgery for patients who have undergone previous spinal surgery without success. He then went on to complete an additional fellowship in Orthopedic Spine at the prestigious Texas Back Institute where he had an opportunity to focus on minimally invasive techniques and artificial disc replacement.

He’s also fellowship-trained in Adult Reconstruction at University of Minnesota where he mastered his surgical skills in hip and knee replacement and was fellowship-trained in Orthopedic Trauma at the Medical College of Virginia. As a resident at the esteemed Medical College of Virginia, he was given the ‘Best Resident Award’ based on his excellent patient care, surgical and teaching skills.

During his free time, Dr. T. loves watching and playing soccer, reading and cooking Thai food. He also loves traveling and learning about new cultures. He has a plan to perform mission work in Asia and South-East Asia.

But What Makes Minimally Invasive Spine the Best?

Our genuine compassion and care for our patients and experienced skill level.

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Why Dr. Thongtrangan and Minimally Invasive Spine?

Dr. Isaada Thongtrangan, MD (also known as Dr. “T”) has achieved the highest level of training in neck and back surgery completing fellowships in both Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery

Education
  • Orthopedics Residency: Medical College of Virginia
  • Fellowship trained Neurosurgical Spine Surgery: Stanford University Medical Center
  • Fellowship trained Orthopedics Spine Surgery: Texas Back Institute
  • Fellowship trained in Adult Reconstruction: University of Minnesota
  • Fellowship trained in Orthopedics Trauma: Medical College of Virginia

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