When you happen to be in the predicament of a getting into a car accident – whether you’re in Raleigh, NC or anywhere else for that matter -you will likely be very stressed about the situation and may be suffering from physical trauma. However, this unfortunate stress does always not need to be carried immediately since it is worth finding the best Raleigh Chiropractor for whiplash treatment from a car accidents. We want you to be confident in whom you choose to call on for a local Raleigh chiropractor when you are every in a situation like this, so that you can more quickly and efficiently be on your way to receiving the best quality care that you need to start your recovery process from whiplash injury.
One of the most common car accident injuries is whiplash which is an injury to the soft tissues in the neck neck. When whiplash is left untreated, it may lead to chronic neck pain, headaches and other health conditions. When you are injured with whiplash and neck pain you lack the quality of life that you deserve. Our Raleigh chiropractors, will allow you to get your quality of life back and provide specialized treatment that will work for you. When you visit our chiropractic offices for treatment of whiplash injury because of your car accident in the Raleigh, NC area, you will need to find the best comprehensive care.
What is Whiplash?
When you get into a car accident in Raleigh, NC – or any other areas, for that matter – and have been told that your pain is a result of having whiplash, it’s time to get into detective mode. Whiplash injuries are the most common car accident injury because of the fragile nature of the structure of our necks. Essentially, when you are in an accident, the high speeds from the impact whips your neck in a way that causes strain/sprains of the muscle and ligaments in your neck — this may leave you in excruciating pain. The symptoms whiplash can have on your body within 24 hours include:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Worsening pain with neck movements
- Loss of range of motion in the neck
- Headaches, most often starting at the base of the skull
- Tenderness, or pain in shoulder, upper back and arms
- Tingling or numbness in arms
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Sleep disturbances
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory problems
Whiplash can be a serious condition that can be treated effectively by a chiropractor. Our treatments which include physiotherapies, spinal adjustments, ice and heat, ultrasound therapy, massage therapy, gentle stretches and exercises, targeted tens therapy and active prescribed home care is what is recommended by a Raleigh chiropractor for you or your family members in the event of a car accident in the Raleigh, NC area.
Why You Need To See A Chiropractor For Whiplash?
The area around your neck affected by whiplash includes your spine, and all of the muscles, tissues and ligaments that surround it. There is no wonder as to why this area often causes so much chronic pain — it’s a very fragile place and since your neck is holding your head it may need immediate attention from a Chiropractor. Make sure to read my prior blog post on choosing the best chiropractor 5 things to consider when choosing the best chiropractor for you.
Chiropractic doctors undergo extensive training to treat and manage whiplash, headaches and neck pain after a car accident. Often times whiplash can cause the spine to become misaligned as well. A chiropractor will adjust your spine’s vertebral joints which can relieve tension and help you achieve relief from unnecessary pressure and aches. These treatments should increase your overall mobility and ability to function better with activities of daily living like sleeping, turning your head, talking on the phone, reading and picking up your kids at home after a whiplash injury. My top 5 ways to decrease neck pain fast!
Can I Live With Whiplash?
This is truly a question as to how you desire the quality of your life to be. That is the question you must consider when you have experienced a car accident in Raleigh, NC. To seek treatment or not? I recommend seeking immediate care.
Do you prefer to live with chronic pain for the rest of your life at the expense of saving money or avoiding the help from professionals who are well trained and ready to assist you? Make sure to download my free Ebook Understanding Whiplash: A Car Accident Victim’s Health Guide where I answer many questions and concerns about car accident injuries.
Does insurance cover these chiropractic treatments after a car accident?
Most of the time if the car accident was not your fault the car insurance of the person that hit you will cover the cost of your treatments here in our office. You may also have medical insurance coverage on your own car insurance policy that you have been paying for in case you are injured in a car accident. This insurance coverage is called “medpay”. Most are unaware they have this on their auto insurance policy. Our staff is well trained in these insurance related issues and will file your bills to the car insurances if you desire.
We hope that you seek professional help in treating your whiplash so that you can enjoy the freedom a pain-free body and life brings.
If you have recently suffered from whiplash – or any other serious car accidents in the Raleigh NC area, please book an appointment here.
YOU MAY BE A CANDIDATE FOR CHIROPRACTIC CARE IN RALEIGH FOR NECK PAIN! FOR A FREE NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION, CONTACT US HERE OR CALL (919) 809-7839
Dr. Jeffrey Gerdes, D.C.