Our team at Pinnacle Integrated Health believes in and enjoys a strong working relationship with a wide variety of other allied health-care professionals including, a physical medicine doctor, certified nurse practitioner, chiropractor, and physical therapist. Observing the need in our community, we set forth to create our unique concept of your total rehabilitation health solution all under one roof.
Our team approach ensures that you, the patient, receives comprehensive diagnostics and any additional treatment options to speed up recovery and optimal healing. With this unity, we have emerged as a leader in physical medicine not only for Boardman but all of the surrounding communities.
One specialty of our practice is the treatment of injuries sustained in car accidents.
The Warning on Auto 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. Thus it cannot be assumed no problems exist just because none is felt immediately following the accident.
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.
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If you are not very careful, a whiplash injury may end up causing permanent damage when it is unnoticed, or its effects are underestimated. So, if you even suspect that you have suffered such an injury, a visit to your chiropractor and physical medicine team is strongly advised so an assessment can be made and appropriate treatment and advice offered.