Personal Injury Specialist

Todd S. Koppel, MD -  - Interventional Pain Specialist

Garden State Pain Management

Todd S. Koppel, MD

Interventional Pain Specialist located in Clifton, Newark and Elizabeth, NJ

A personal injury can leave you with chronic pain problems, even when your initial accident seemed minor. Todd Koppel, MD, at Garden State Pain Management has more than two decades of experience helping patients who have sustained a personal injury, providing a quick and accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment to relieve your pain, while working with your attorney to get the best possible outcome. If you suffer a personal injury, don’t wait to schedule an exam. Call the office in Clifton, New Jersey, or book an appointment online.

Personal Injury Q & A

What is personal injury?

Personal injury is a legal term that’s used when you sustain any type of damage to your body. Automobile accidents are the top cause of personal injuries. Other common causes include being struck by an object or a slip-and-fall accident, which can often lead to a back injury.

What injuries often occur during an automobile accident?

The most common health problems caused by automobile accidents include:

  • Spine injuries (whiplash, fractured vertebrae)
  • Head impact (concussion or traumatic brain injury)
  • Blunt force trauma (broken ribs)
  • Crush injuries (fractured legs, feet, and hips)

In some cases, your injuries are severe enough to require immediate medical care. However, even when you walk away from an accident with few or minor problems, you should schedule an appointment for a thorough examination at Garden State Pain Management.

Why should I seek immediate medical care?

You may feel fine following a personal injury, but it’s still important to get immediate medical care from Dr. Koppel for several reasons:

Delayed symptoms

Some types of injuries may not cause immediate symptoms, or your symptoms may be so mild you ignore them. However, common injuries like concussions, whiplash, and back injuries often have delayed symptoms that don’t appear for several days.

When you get an examination right after your injury Dr. Koppel can identify problems and start treatment to promote healing, relieve pain, and prevent complications.

Stronger insurance claims

When you file an insurance claim or sue for personal injury, you’ll need absolute proof that your physical problem is directly caused by your injury. It’s hard to prove cause and effect when too much time goes by between your accident and a medical exam. Unfortunately, that increases the chance that your insurance claim or lawsuit will be denied.

Coordinate with your attorney

Dr. Koppel knows what your attorney needs to win your case. He quickly provides the appropriate reports and information, including medical records, billing ledgers, and narrative reports. He works one on one with your attorney, whether that means phone consultations or emails to keep your attorney updated.

What type of treatment might I receive?

Your treatment is individualized to meet your specific injury and degree of pain. As an interventional pain specialist, Dr. Koppel offers many types of innovative treatments, such as epidural injections and trigger point injections, that are effective because they target the source of your pain.

Don’t wait to get a thorough medical assessment following a personal injury. Call Garden State Pain Management or schedule an appointment using online booking.