Personal Injury Specialist

Shyam Purswani, MD

Interventional Pain Management located in San Antonio, TX

One out of every five people who sustain a personal injury end up with chronic pain. Whether you’re in acute or chronic pain following an accident, you can get the help you need with interventional pain treatments. Shyam Purswani, MD, specializes in numerous interventional treatments that effectively relieve acute and chronic pain following a personal injury like a car accident. To learn more about your treatment options or to schedule an appointment, call the office in San Antonio, Texas, or use the online booking feature.

Personal Injury Q & A

What is a personal injury?

Personal injury refers to any type of damage to your body. In the legal world, personal injury is the term used to distinguish physical harm from other issues for which you can file a lawsuit, such as damage to your property. Automobile accidents are the top cause of personal injuries.

What injuries commonly occur during a car accident?

Car accident injuries are known for causing immediate trauma and pain, but that’s not always the case. Several types of injuries, such as whiplash and concussion, can result in delayed symptoms. As a result, you may not realize the severity of the problem.

These are a few of the most common car accident injuries:

  • Spine injuries such as fractured vertebrae and whiplash
  • Broken ribs and collapsed lungs due to blunt force trauma
  • Fractured hips, legs, ankles, and feet due to crash injuries
  • Concussion or severe traumatic brain injury due to head impact

Dr. Purswani specializes in relieving acute and chronic pain resulting from a car accident or any other type of personal injury.

What treatments are available for pain due to a personal injury?

Even if your injuries seem mild, you should get a thorough exam to be sure you don’t have any serious problems that may have delayed symptoms. If you have acute or chronic pain following your injury, Dr. Purswani is the expert you can count on for pain relief. He provides interventional treatment options that target the cause of your pain: the nerves sending pain signals to your brain.

Pain-relieving injections administered at or near the nerves contain a local anesthetic, steroid, or both, depending on your individual needs. The anesthetic immediately alleviates your pain, while steroids reduce inflammation and provide longer-lasting relief.

Dr. Purswani performs image-guided injections to ensure precise needle placement at the targeted nerve. You may receive one of several types of injections, such as:

  • Facet joint injection
  • Trigger point injection
  • Epidural injection
  • Sympathetic nerve block

Injections aren’t the only type of treatment Dr. Purswani offers. For example, you may be a good candidate for spinal cord stimulators that block or mask the pain with mild electrical signals or radiofrequency ablation, which uses heat to temporarily block nerve signals.

When you need relief from pain caused by personal injuries, call Shyam Purswani, MD, or use online booking to schedule an appointment.