Our Approach to Car Accident Injuries: Garden State Pain and Orthopedics’ Road to Recovery

Jan 26, 2024

Car Accidents

In the blink of an eye, life can take an unexpected turn. Our physicians at Garden State Pain and Orthopedics treat car accident victims on a daily basis. Here is our approach to treatment, and how we can guide you on the path to recovery.

Car accidents are traumatic experiences, and can leave you with not only damaged vehicles but also with injuries that require careful attention and medical expertise. In this blog, we will explore Garden State Pain and Orthopedics approach to car accident injuries, shedding light on the crucial steps healthcare professionals take to ensure the well-being and recovery of those affected.


When should you seek medical attention after a car accident?

Following a car accident, it is essential to seek immediate medical attention, even if injuries may not be immediately apparent. Physicians emphasize the importance of a thorough medical assessment to identify any underlying injuries that may not be externally visible. This initial evaluation helps in creating a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to the specific needs of the individual.

Upon your initial evaluation, we may utilize various diagnostic tools, including X-rays, ultrasound to obtain a detailed understanding of the extent of injuries. We may also write you a script for an MRI to get a comprehensive image of your injury. Diagnosis and imagining are crucial in identifying fractures, soft tissue injuries, and internal damage that may not be evident through a physical examination alone. Accurate diagnosis guides the course of treatment and rehabilitation.

Car accident injuries often come with pain, and our physicians play a key role in managing and alleviating this discomfort. Depending on the severity of the injuries, pain management strategies may include prescription medications, physical therapy, or other non-invasive methods. Our pain management providers at Garden State Pain and Orthopedics create personalized healthcare plans that offer minimally invasive therapies and specific medication plans with the goal of enhancing your comfort and promote a faster recovery.

Should you go to physical therapy after a car accident?

Recovery from car accident injuries often involves rehabilitation and physical therapy. Our physicians at Garden State Pain and Orthopedics work closely with physical therapists and rehabilitation specialists to design personalized exercise programs that address your specific needs.This can help restore mobility, strength, and functionality, enabling you to recover and get back to your normal activities. 


Psychological support following a traumatic accident

In addition to physical injuries, car accidents can have a significant impact on mental health. Our pain management providers recognize the importance of providing psychological support and may refer you to mental health professionals for counseling or therapy. Addressing the emotional aftermath of an accident is crucial for a holistic recovery.


Long-term care

In severe cases, car accident injuries may require ongoing medical attention, and our physicians emphasize the importance of long-term follow-up care. Regular check-ups allow us to monitor your progress, address any emerging issues, and make adjustments to your treatment plan as needed. Long-term care ensures that you continue on the path to full recovery, and minimize your pain.  


Our approach to car accident injuries at Garden State Pain and Orthopedics involves a multi-faceted strategy aimed at addressing both the immediate and long-term effects of your trauma. Prompt medical assessments, personalized rehabilitation plans, and our healthcare professionals play a vital role in guiding you through the recovery process. By combining medical expertise with empathy and support, our physicians can help you recover from your traumatic accident. 

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Orthopedic Providers:


Dr. Deepan Patel, MD - Orthopedic Specialist

Dr. Patel practices in Garden State Pain and Orthopedics’ Jersey City, Clifton, West Orange, and Edison locations and specializes in sports injuries, tendon repairs, joint replacements, arthroscopic surgery, and tends to all injuries related to the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, wrist, and ankle. He offers innovative treatment options for common sports-related injuries, including ACL tears, meniscus tears, and labral tears.


Dr. Scott Hanauer, MD - Foot and Ankle Specialist

Dr. Hanauer is located in Clifton, Jersey City, Edison, and West Orange, and provides treatments for all injuries related to the foot and ankle. Achilles ruptures, bunions, bunionettes, hammertoes, fractures, and ligament reconstruction are commonly treated by Dr. Hanauer. He also specializes in reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, including ankle replacement, flat foot and cavus foot reconstruction, and ankle and midfoot fusions.


Matt Jensen, PA - Orthopedic Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant Matt Jenses helps patients with injuries related to the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, wrist, and ankle, and works out of Jersey City, Clifton, Edison, and West Orange. 

Pain Management Providers:


Dr. Dev Sinha, MD - Pain Medicine Physician

Dr. Dev Sinha specializes in pain medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation at Garden State Pain & Orthopedics integrating physical and behavioral therapies, medications, and the most innovative, minimally-invasive procedures. He is available in Clifton, Jersey City, and Edison. 


Dr. Neil Sinha, MD - Pain Medicine Physician

Dr. Sinha is especially interested in treating cervical and lumbar pain, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and post-laminectomy syndrome. He also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex regional pain syndrome, facial pain, and headaches. Dr. Neil Sinha is available in Edison, Clifton, Hazlet, and Jersey City, New Jersey.


Dr. Jahnna Levy, DO - Pain Medicine Physician 

As an osteopathic physiatrist, Dr. Levy believes in a multifaceted and holistic approach to pain management. She treats each person as an individual, formulating a systematic treatment plan to restore function, reduce pain, and improve their quality of life. Along with neck, back, and joint pain, Dr. Levy also treats vein conditions such as varicose veins and spider veins at Garden State Pain and Orthopedics’ locations in West Orange, Clifton, Jersey City, and Edison. 


Dr. Saurabh Dang, MD, MBA - Pain Medicine Physician

Dr Dang offers multiple therapies for the treatment of chronic pain including: Intrathecal drug delivery system implantation, Dorsal Column Spinal Cord Stimulation implantation, Dorsal Root Spinal Cord Stimulation implantation, Insertion of interspinous spacer for spinal stenosis, SI joint arthrodesis, kyphoplasty, minimally invasive lumbar decompression (mild procedure) for spinal stenosis, and percutaneous tenotomy among others to treat chronic pain. 


Dr. Dipan Patel, MD - Pain Medicine Physician

Dr. Dipan Patel specializes in Botox® for chronic pain disorders, trigeminal neuralgia, temporomandibular joint disorders, and headache and chronic migraine. He also specializes in complex regional pain syndrome, joint pain, and post-laminectomy syndrome at four of our office locations in Edison, Clifton, Hazlet, and Jersey City, New Jersey.


Dr. Andrew So - Pain Medicine Physician

Dr. So specializes in neck pain, back pain, spine pain, post-laminectomy syndrome, headache pain, migraine pain, joint pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, neuropathy, acute, and post-surgical pain syndromes, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), amongst others in Clifton, Jersey City, Edison, and West Orange. 


Tyler Duggan, PA - Pain Medicine Physician Assistant

Tyler Duggan is a nationally certified physician assistant who specializes in pain management. He believes in a multimodal, evidence-based strategy for the treatment of both acute and chronic pain utilizing the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques when necessary. Tyler is located in Clifton, Jersey City, and Edison, New Jersey. 




Address: 1117 Route 46 East, Suite 301, Clifton, NJ 07013

Phone: 973-777-5444



Address: 25 South Main Street, Suite 12, Edison, NJ 08837

Phone: 732-376-0330


Jersey City

Address: 631 Grand Street, Suite 2-100, Jersey City, NJ 07304

Phone: 973-777-5444



Address: 226 Middle Road, Suite 4, Hazlet, NJ 07730 

Phone: 732-376-0330 


West Orange

Address: 443 Northfield Ave West Orange, NJ 07052

Phone: 732-376-0330