Bergen Pain & RehabAnna Lee, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Cresskill, NJ
Whiplash injury is most common with rear-end auto accidents, but it also occurs from sports accidents and other trauma. During the accident, a person’s head and neck can be hyperextended, hyper flexed, and/or rotated as a result of the impact during the accident. As the neck hyperextends, hyper flexes or rotates, the spinal nerves roots can be stretched, bruised, or compressed resulting in spinal nerve root injury or radiculopathy. When this occurs, the result is spasms in those muscles where the nerves are innervated making them short and tight. These muscle spasms put a traction effect on multiple nerve roots thereby causing more nerve root injuries and more muscle spasms. This initiates a vicious pain cycle and patients suffer from chronic pain in many different parts of the body. Dr. Anna Lee of Bergen Pain & Rehab in Cresskill, New Jersey has seen many whiplash injury patients and helped them recover fully by using A-IMS® procedure she developed and FDA approved. If you suffer from pain caused by a whiplash injury, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee to explore her innovative and effective treatment approach. You can simply call the office for an appointment.
Severe whiplash injury may cause various pain symptoms other than the typical headache and neck pain. Refer to the following patient testimonials to find out the types of symptoms and their stories on recovery.
Whiplash Pain Testimonials
“I was in a car accident, hit from the back. I sustained injuries to my neck, shoulder blade, mid to low back, right arm, right knee, bulging discs and nerve damage. I had a year of physical therapy, which helped me somewhat, but it did not treat my deep pain. I didn’t like the thought of being stuck with needles but I was amazed after my first A-IMS treatment” “I have two jobs. Dr. Lee’s treatment helped me get back on track with my routine.” “Dr. Lee’s treatment was the only thing that helped me.”
“After my car accident, I had a closed head injury, severe headaches, pain in my neck, arm, lower back, and leg.” “I was in such horrific pain, I felt incredible when I got relief from Dr. Lee’s A-IMS treatment. I don’t know what I would have done without Dr. Lee’s treatment as a mother of two children. I would have possibly lost my mind without the treatment.” “I can never repay her for all she’s done for me. I feel like she saved my life.” “A-IMS treatment became so beneficial for me that I didn’t need to take medication.”
“I developed pain in the left side of neck, shoulder, and upper back after my auto accident. The diagnoses were C4-5, C5-6 herniated discs and radiculopathy. No matter what I did prior to Dr. Lee’s treatment, I had constant pain, my muscles were in constant cramping. For the first time in one and a half years, I had relief in the left side of my neck and upper back with the A-IMS treatment. My functional levels increased and my pain being minimal, I did not have to take pain medications.”
“I had pain in my neck and low back with severe headaches after my auto accident 3 years ago. My chiropractic treatment leveled off and I had to take increased amount of pain medications. I couldn’t do too much, like playing sports like that. My pain level was 8/10, and I didn’t work anymore” “Dr. Lee’s A-IMS treatment really works. Since I got the treatment, I had no headaches. I felt a lot better that I was able to work.” “Dr. Lee’s treatment is a great treatment and I would suggest it to anyone who is injured like the way I was injured.”
“In November four years ago, I was rear ended. By the time I went to the hospital, my whole upper body was real tense and real tight and it hurt.” “The pain actually got so intense over the next couple of months that I was unable to lift my hand, couldn’t swim. I was unable to extend my arms.” “My primary doctor started cracking my back and when that wouldn’t relieve the pain, he decided that he started giving me Lidocaine into my neck, because what has formed was this mass of spasm of size of my fist at the base of my neck. [The injection] would numb it but after 3-4 weeks, the pain came back. When it came back, I was just dying. He then sent me to an orthopedic surgeon. He said I could give you some exercise you can do in the shower. But I was really unable to do it” “He said ‘Well, there is nothing I can do for you, you gonna be in pain for the rest of your life because I cannot operate on muscles.” I was referred to Dr. Lee at this time.” “I started my A-IMS treatment.” “By the end of the first month, I was amazed with the pain relief. The pain literally was gone. I went to swim again and was doing things that I haven’t done in years.”
“I had my injuries back in May four years ago due to a car accident. I was rear-ended. I suffered from some neck problem, shoulder problems, back problems, constant pain, and numbness in my arm. Sleeping was a problem…” “[My MRI] showed some herniated discs, some bulging discs throughout my spinal region. The A-IMS treatment helped me. When I started with Dr. Lee, my pain level was around 9/10. Now it is down to 2 or 3/10.”