Our Buckeye Physical Medicine and Rehab Team believes in and 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. After observing the need for an integrated solution in our community, we set out to create a unique concept of total rehabilitation health solution all under one roof.
Our team approach ensures that you, the patient, receive comprehensive diagnostics and any additional treatment options to speed up recovery and optimal healing. With this integration, Buckeye Physical Medicine and Rehab has emerged as a leader in physical medicine not only for Hilliard but all of the surrounding communities of Columbus, Ohio.
One of our specialties at our practice is the treatment of injuries sustained in car accidents.
Car accidents are renowned for causing whiplash injuries, and 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 itself, so it cannot be assumed no problems exist because one cannot feel any adverse affects immediately afterwards.
Whiplash refers to a group of injuries that occur as a result of the sudden, violent whipping motion of the head in an accident. The whip can happen in any direction – back-forward, forward-back, side-side, or anything in between. Various injuries can 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, to the untrained eye, can appear completely unconnected to the original trauma.
If you’re not 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 your chiropractor and physical medicine team as soon as possible is strongly advised so an assessment can be made and appropriate treatment and advice can be provided sooner rather than later.