When we think of serious injury, many of us think about getting hurt on the job or suffering from a car accident. Both of these scenarios are common reasons for patients to seek out specialized care and help. Advanced Spinal Care & Rehabilitation is here to help in both of these scenarios:
In addition to offering our specialized services, our Advanced Spinal Care & Rehabilitation team enjoys a strong working relationship with a wide variety of other allied health-care professionals - including general practice and internal medicine doctors, pain management specialists, chiropractors, massage and physical therapists. This team approach ensures that you, the patient, receives comprehensive diagnostics and any additional treatment options to speed up recovery and optimal healing following our accident and injury.
With this unity, Advanced Spinal Care & Rehabilitation has emerged as a leader in physical medicine not only for Coshocton and Cambridge, but the surrounding communities of Warsaw and Newcomerstown. If you are ready to learn more about how we can help you, please contact us today for a consultation.
Car accidents are renowned for causing painful problems, particularly whiplash injuries. These should always be taken seriously no matter how innocuous they may at first appear, because of the areas which are affected. It should also be remembered that the effects of whiplash may take weeks or months to fully manifest, thus it cannot be assumed no problems exist just because none is felt immediately following the accident. With that in mind, our team also puts a strong focus on treating late appearing car accident injuries.
Whiplash refers to a group of common car accident injuries that occur as a result of the sudden, violent whipping motion of the head in an accident. The “whip” movement can happen in any direction – back-forward, forward-back, side-side, or anything in between. Various injuries can occur as a result, including damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back. A host of related symptoms can then kick off from these, many of which can appear completely unconnected to the original trauma.
The amount of damage to the vehicles in an auto accident does not depict the amount of injury sustained by the victim. Studies indicate that common car accident injuries can occur at impact speeds of 5 mph, where there is little or even no damage to the car. Today’s cars absorb much of the impact in the bumper, but they now transmit this energy from an impact to the person’s head and neck in much the same fashion as when one pool ball hits another.
The most common symptoms of a whiplash injury are pain or stiffness in the neck and shoulder, recurring headaches, numbness in the arms and fingers, irritability, back pain, and dizziness. Remember, these symptoms can develop long after the accident. Unfortunately, few people realize that an untreated neck or back injury from a car accident is likely to develop into the degeneration of the joints in later years.
If you are not very careful, a whiplash injury may end up causing permanent damage when it is not noticed or its effect is underestimated. Around 50% of whiplash victims who have settled insurance claims are still suffering the effects of their whiplash years later. If you even suspect that you have suffered such an injury, a visit to our office is strongly advised so an assessment can be made and appropriate treatment and advice offered.
Firstly, know that you are not alone. Each year millions of Americans are injured at work. People can be hurt at work for a number of reasons, including improper lifting, falling, sitting improperly, repetitive stress or other traumas.
If you are hurt at work in the state of Ohio, you are able to choose any doctor that you want to see - as long as they have been certified by the state to treat workplace injuries. All of our physicians at Advanced Spinal Care & Rehabilitation are certified by the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation.
Back injuries are the number one work-related injury in the United States. Workers Compensation plans show that more than twice as many work injury claims are made for back injuries than any other type of injury. And studies have shown 85% of the population will experience disabling back pain at least once during their lives!
Advanced Spinal Care & Rehabilitation is able to use any combination of physical medical care, pain relief therapies, chiropractic health care, physical therapy, and even regenerative medicine to address your specific injury and health needs. Because every plan is so personalized, we invite anyone interested in learning more to contact us for a consultation.