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3 TIPS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT
If you’ve been in a car accident there are a few things you should know that can change your life.
Get Help as Early as Possible
If you are having pain or other symptoms after a car accident, getting help early can prevent further injury. Seeing a neurosurgeon doesn’t mean you are going to have surgery, but it does mean you get the most experienced physician to help you with your pain and injuries. Neurosurgeons are highly trained to manage spinal injuries and can direct and manage your healing process.
Make Sure You See the Right Doctor
The right doctor is the one who truly cares about you and your well being. The right doctor will guide you through the best treatment options and will avoid set backs. The right doctor will order the proper tests and will get you the proper help so you can fully recover and heal faster.
Don’t Get Unnecessary Procedures
Treating pain after a car accident is common and is challenging, for both patients and the doctors. Many appropriate treatment options are available for you but you should be well informed about these treatments and success rates. For example, steroid injections can be effective and useful but have a limited success rate. Physical therapy and chiropractic treatments can be helpful but need much patient participation. Spinal fusions are unnecessary in most cases. We still prefer Laser surgery (nearly no incision) since it has less complications and equally good results. Laser surgery also has less long term consequences. Choose your doctor and your treatment wisely!
Dr. Shahram Rezaiamiri
Dr. Shahram Rezaiamiri, MD, FACS and his family moved to Southern California in 1979 where he attended and graduated from high school. In 1988 he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. Before going back to UW to attend medical school, he worked for GTE Research Labs in Boston and spent a year in Texas in their GTE’s telecommunications division. Dr. Rezaiamiri finished medical school in 1994 and then attended the University of Rochester and completed his residency in Neurosurgery at Strong Memorial Hospital. In 1998, he spent one year in Virginia completing a fellowship in Complex Spinal Surgery. He has been in Atlanta since 2001. Dr. Rezaiamiri has extensive experience in treating complex spinal disorders. He was the first in the south Atlanta area to perform minimally invasive spinal discectomy and fusion. He also has extensive experience in treating brain tumors. He was the first to introduce the Computer Based Stereotactic Image Guided Surgery in the Atlanta area for the treatment of brain tumors. Dr. Rezaiamiri is presently one of the few spine surgeons who perform the new minimally invasive spinal fusion technique, XLIF. Fellow Member of the American Board of Neurosurgery. Dr. Rezaiamiri has privileges at Piedmont Henry, Southern Regional Medical Center, and Piedmont Atlanta.
Dr. Robert Friedman
Dr. Robert Friedman, MD, FACS specializes in Neurosurgery. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New York at Stony Brook and then went on to receive his medical degree at the State University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in neurosurgery. Dr. Friedman is board certified in neurosurgery and has special interests in spinal disorders, including spinal stenosis, herniated disks, and tumors of the spine. He also has a special interest in neurostimulation for chronic pain. Dr. Friedman has over 30 years of experience in Neurosurgery. He is currently accepting new patients at our Stockbridge and Newnan locations.
Dr. Bradley Troxler
Dr. Bradley Troxler, DO is a physiatrist specializing in the conservative and interventional management of complex spine and musculoskeletal conditions. He is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the North American Spine Society, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine. After earning his Osteopathic medical degree at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he went on to complete his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Boston Medical Center in 2012. Additionally, he elected to pursue subspecialty fellowship training in both Osteopathic Neuromuscular Medicine and Interventional Spine, of which the latter was completed at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA. He is skilled in the use of ultrasound- and fluoroscopy-guided procedures, and in the use of Osteopathic manual medicine in the treatment of complex spine and musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Troxler emphasizes the importance of exercise and movement in both restoring function and improving patient outcomes. He has a special interest in the use and advancement of regenerative medicine modalities.