What is a Differential Diagnosis and How Does That Help Determine What Caused My Pain?

All doctors will do what is known as a “differential diagnosis”.   The first part of that process is to take what is known as a “history of present illness”.   The doctor will ask when did this pain start and try to find out whether any occurrences that took place may be the cause of your … Read more

What Types of Tests May the Doctor Order?

Generally after you have sought follow-up care for auto accident injuries if your pain persists the normal medical protocols will call for you to have not just an x-ray but an MRI of the area that is hurt.  This is for areas such as your neck, back, knees, shoulders, wrists, ankles and even your hips.  … Read more

What Types of Doctors Can See Me After I’ve Been to the Emergency Room?

There are a number of different doctors that you can see after you’ve been to the emergency room.  You can see any physiatrist which is a physical therapy doctor, an orthopedic doctor, a general practitioner who works at a facility that accepts PIP, a neurologist – there are an infinite number of doctors who obtain … Read more

Doctors You Should Not See and Why

Some doctors that you shouldn’t see after an auto accident are your general practitioners.  The reason for this is most do not take PIP coverage and if you are in an auto accident PIP must be used first before any other types of insurance.  What this means is – even if you have public or … Read more

Why Go to the ER If You are Sore After an Accident?

Injuries, especially related to muscle spasms, soft tissue and/or swelling can be helped tremendously by going to an emergency room, being seen by a doctor and prescribed muscle relaxers that are anti-inflammatory right away.  Emergency room doctors know that the more swelling you have in either your neck or back or whatever area is injured … Read more