Posted on 11-01-2013
Medical Co-Management in Baltimore Whiplash Treatment
As a Baltimore Chiropractor that routinely treats acutely injured patients with whiplash, headaches, neck pain, and back pain following Baltimore auto accidents, I have seen plenty of patients that have delayed beginning chiropractic care/rehabilitation because they wanted to get some medicine for their pain. Typically a patient would schedule an appointment with their primary care provider, go to an urgent care, or go to the Emergency Room. There are problems with these models, in that these providers are not specifically trained in musculoskeletal medicine and often miss subtle injuries that require attention. I have spoken about ERs that miss subtle skeletal fractures in past blog posts.
From a patient perspective I understand the desire and "need" for medications following acute injury. These patients are people like you and me- they want to return to work and provide for their families. While Chiropractic care combined with physical therapy and soft tissue treatment will help heal them and restore their tissues to their pre-injury state throughout a course of treatment, they can not make a patient feel better "overnight". That's the value of medication in the acute injury paradigm. Patients can feel better and resume normal life activities as they heal under my care.
In an effort to ever improve the quality of care available to my patients, I have teamed up with Dr. Kevin Carr M.D. of Carr Medical Specialties. He is the ex-medical director of Jai Medical Clinics in Baltimore. He recently started a private practice in Baltimore and will be moonlighting at Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic to assist in the evaluation and treatment of auto accident patients with whiplash. He is able to provide medication and trigger point injections, as needed. Currently he is available on Tuesday mornings from 9:00a-1:00p and Thursday afternoons from 3:00p-7:00p.
If you, or someone you know has been injured in a Baltimore auto accident and have whiplash, headaches, neck pain, or back pain, please contact Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic. With the offerings of Carr Medical Specialties we are quickly becoming the go-to location for acute whiplash rehabilitation in downtown Baltimore.
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