Posted on 05-01-2016
Now Offering Pain Management For Baltimore Auto Accident Patients
As many of my blog readers are well aware, I am a Baltimore chiropractor that spends the majority of my time treating Baltimore auto accident injuries though chiropractic care. I routinely treat headaches, neck pain, and back pain. For the most part my patients improve with treatment over a short course of therapy and are able to reach maximum medical improvement with my therapy.
Other patients are not as fortunate. Some patients are so severely injured that no matter how much treatment they receive they may never reach pre-injury status. That is, for those patients, maximum medical improvement following their Baltimore auto accident injury, is some level of chronic pain. It is unfortunate when that happens, but that is the way it goes sometimes.
In an effort to help with the more complex cases that we are seeing in the office, I have recruited another provider to work alongside me. Dr. Sarah Merritt M.D. has joined the team and is available on Tuesdays from 3-7 pm to co-treat Baltimore auto accident injury patients. Dr. Merritt is is a pain management physician that owns her own practice in Bowie, MD and she moonlights in our clinic one day per week. Her role is simple - she is here to help to provide medications as needed and pain management interventions to help with acute and chronic pain.
She has been with us for several months and so far the results have been stellar. She has helped patients with acute knee pain, hip pain and shoulder pain, in addition to the "run of the mill" headaches, neck pain, and back pain patients that we usually see in my clinic. Besides prescribing medications, Dr. Merritt is able to perform some pain management injections which helps with localized swelling and inflammation. Dr. Merritt is also able to help me determine sooner which patients are responding well to treatment and which ones may require referrals to other specialists such as orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, neurologists, etc.
As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. We are happy to have Dr. Merritt on-board one day per week. We look forward to her contributions to the clinic and we look forward to helping patients get well quickly. We are discussing the possibility of extending her to a second day per week in the near future.
If you, or someone you know, requires pain management following a Baltimore auto accident injury, contact Mid-Atlantic Spinal Rehab & Chiropractic at (443) 842-5500. We would be happy to help!
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