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Auto Accidents Specialist

William D Nelson, NMD -  - Physical Medicine

Explore Health

William D Nelson, NMD

Physical Medicine & Addiction Medicine located in North Scottsdale, AZ & Flagstaff, AZ

When you’re in an automobile accident, orthopedic injuries like whiplash, muscle strains, tendon tears, ligament damage, bone breaks, etc., can sideline you for weeks, months, or even cause permanent problems if you don't get proper treatment. At Explore Health, regenerative orthopedics expert William Nelson, NMD, uses innovative treatments like prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and stem cell-derived exosome injection therapy to help you recover from an auto injury faster while reducing your chance of long-term impairment. Dr. Nelson’s office regularly works with a personal injury attorney or your insurance company in personal injury cases so you can focus on healing. Book your appointment online or by calling the Flagstaff and Scottsdale, Arizona, office now.

Auto Accidents Q & A

What types of auto injuries happen from car accidents?

An auto injury is common after being involved in a car accident. Even if you're moving at low speed, the force from the sudden movement of thousands of pounds of metal often creates major trauma in your musculoskeletal system. 

Most auto injuries affect your soft tissues, including your ligaments, tendons, and muscles. A common auto injury is whiplash, in which the muscles and ligaments in your neck get severely stretched in a sharp back-and-forth movement during the impact.

Other common types of auto injuries can include torn or ruptured vertebral discs, nerve impingement, and muscle tears. At Explore Health, Dr. Nelson offers innovative, regenerative orthopedic medicine to help you recover from an auto injury.

What are the symptoms of an auto injury?

Every injury is different, but some symptoms to watch out for include: 

  • Neck or back pain
  • Knee, Hip, Shoulder and joint pain
  • Stiffness
  • Restricted movement
  • Headaches
  • Memory or problems with mental focus
  • Depression, anxiety or panic attacks
  • Sleep problems
  • Burning or tingling sensations
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

It’s important to know that not all car accident injuries cause symptoms right away. For example, if you develop whiplash, it could take days for the symptoms to start. That’s why it’s so important to see Dr. Nelson for a full evaluation after an auto accident. 

He can diagnose your injury, even if you’re not aware of it yet. Then, Dr. Nelson prescribes a personalized regenerative orthopedic care plan to help you recover faster and more effectively. This greatly reduces the chance of long-term impairment. 

How does regenerative orthopedics work?

Dr. Nelson uses powerful regenerative therapy treatments.

What is prolotherapy?

Prolotherapy stimulates your body's internal recovery processes, encouraging faster repair of damaged ligaments, tendons, joints, and other tissues. When your ligaments or tendons get badly stretched, as is quite common in auto accidents, the joint they're connected to often grows unstable and further increases your pain. 

Prolotherapy repairs your weak tissue, encourages new tissue growth, and stabilizes your affected joints. Dr. Nelson administers prolotherapy via injection. Your prolotherapy injections may include a blend of substances including saline, dextrose, Sarapin, and a local anesthetic to make the injections more comfortable.

What is Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

PRP comes from your blood. Dr. Nelson uses cutting-edge technology to process your blood sample, extract, and concentrate the platelets that are crucial for injury recovery. When injected in a specific area, the concentrated platelets release growth factors that dramatically ramp up your body's natural healing abilities to repair the damaged soft tissue 

What are Stem cell-derived exosomes?

Stem cells are the body's most powerful cells because they can turn into any type of cell needed. The most important part of the stem cell is its secretion of natural vesicles, called exosomes. Exosomes relay messages to other cells, essentially signaling them to begin the regenerative process and thus bringing on a rapid repair.  

Dr. Nelson uses a concentrated exosome formula derived from peri-natal mesenchymal stem cells, which means you're getting the most powerful benefit of stem cells in a concentrated formula without having to have the doctor perform liposuction or bone marrow extraction from your hip bone.

In-office ultrasound evaluation and ultrasound-guided injections allow Dr. Nelson to ensure perfect accuracy when delivering your regenerative treatments.

With regenerative orthopedics at Explore Health, you can recover from your auto injury far faster than you may have thought. Find out how this innovative natural treatment can help you by calling the office or clicking online scheduling now.