Personal Injury

David Wu, MD

Interventional Pain Management Specialist located in South Bay, Torrance, CA

If you have pain due to a personal injury from a car accident or other type of accident, treatment is available with the help of interventional pain specialist David Wu, MD, in Torrance, California. He offers an array of pain management services to relieve pain and achieve functional improvement. Call his office for help or schedule a consultation online today.

Personal Injury Q & A

What is a personal injury?

A personal injury from an accident can affect any part of the body and often causes pain. The discomfort you feel might be mild and short-lived or severe and long-lasting. Dr. Wu pinpoints the source of the pain and how to best treat it, speed up recovery, and ease your discomfort.

What are the symptoms of a personal injury from an accident?

The symptoms you might experience include:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Limited mobility
  • Burning
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Bruising
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Joint discomfort
  • Stabbing or radiating pain

You may develop a personal injury from being in a car accident, playing sports, getting injured at work, or being harmed by another person.

How does my doctor diagnose a personal injury?

Dr. Wu uses various methods to find the cause of your pain. He reviews your symptoms, medical history, accident history (if it applies), and current medication regimen. Dr. Wu also completes a physical exam to look for injuries.

You might need an ultrasound, X-rays, an MRI, a CT scan, or another imaging procedure, as well as nerve testing to check for nerve damage.

How is pain due to a personal injury treated?

Dr. Wu offers advanced and highly effective treatments to ease pain caused by a personal injury. He may suggest one or more of the following:

Home remedies

Icing the painful area, resting it, and wearing a brace, splint, or cast can reduce discomfort due to an injury.

Physical therapy

Performing injury-specific stretches and exercises as directed by Dr. Wu can reduce pain, diminish the risk of future injuries, and speed up recovery after sustaining a personal injury.


Dr. Wu offers various injections to reduce discomfort and its cause. Corticosteroid injections reduce joint inflammation and improve the range of motion. Facet joint injections into your spine alleviate neck or back pain caused by a personal injury. Hyaluronic injections increase joint lubrication to reduce friction.

Spinal cord stimulation

An implantable spinal cord stimulator uses electric current to disrupt pain signals to your brain and alleviate ongoing discomfort.

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation uses targeted heat energy to reduce neck pain, back pain, and discomfort associated with joint pain.

To get relief from pain caused by a personal injury, call David Wu, MD, or use the online scheduler today.