According to 2015 data from the Division of Motor Vehicles for the state of North Carolina, there was an 11.8% increase in persons injured from car accidents and an 11.1% increase in traffic accidents reported compared to 2014. Car accidents can be a traumatic and scary situation for obvious reasons and we are here to help. All North Carolina residents should have a reliable plan in the event of a car accident, just like any other emergency.
We often don’t think about the future needs of ourselves or our families in the event of a car accident — until it is too late. With the rising instances of injuries from car accidents, more and more people are left wondering if they will be able to receive the quality care they know they are entitled to after facing this sometimes devastating event. There are car accident doctors located in Raleigh, NC that are experienced and trained about helping you receive the best quality care for you and your family members affected by a car accident.
It is imperative to seek out and create a relationship with a chiropractor beforehand so you have the best chance at a better quality of life. Although it may seem tough to plan ahead for a car accident, think about how many hours a week you spend driving on the road. It is essential to have a plan.
Neck injuries are one of the most common car accident injuries reported nationwide. Whiplash is among the top of these. Let us give you some essentials on the impact whiplash can have on your life and what you can expect from our car accident doctors in Raleigh for your whiplash rehab.
The Impact of Whiplash
You’ve probably seen or heard about someone suffering from the pain whiplash brings, usually months down the line after a car accident. Resaerch shows that 25%-50% of whiplash victims develope chronic pain. It’s an unfortunate circumstance, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Whiplash is 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 severe strain/sprains — leaving you in excruciating pain. The impact 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
It doesn’t pay to stay silent and deal with these issues alone. As you can imagine, whiplash injuries decrease your overall quality of life, making you susceptible to ongoing pain such as neck pain, headaches, back pain arm and leg pain. We are car accident doctors in Raleigh, ready to assist you with your needs.
Why You Need The Right Chiropractor
It’s easy to do a quick Google search and plan to visit the first chiropractic doctor that you find in Raleigh, NC. It’s best to not go that route, and establish a relationship with a chiropractor beforehand so that the doctors can best assist you. It’s not worth the trouble of visiting countless doctors to find that you are not getting the correct information or guidance that you need to progress. Always research chiropractors in your area to make sure that their credentials and expertise match up. After all, you are going to trust this person with the future of your whiplash rehab — make the right choice, review what others have to say about them, and pay a visit to make sure you are comfortable.
Review my article on 5 things to consider when choosing the best chiropractor for you where I discuss how to choose the rbest chiropractor for you. I recommend staying away from any chiropractor who requests pre payed care or a contract costing thousands of dollars upfront before beginning treatment. Nearly all of the insurance companies cover chiropractic treatment. Also, avoid any chiropractor who continually recommends ongoing care that never ends. Your condition(s) should be improving under chiropractic care and should ultimately come to an endpoint. This end point can be different for a variety of health related conditions and may include a referral out to another health care provider if the treatment has failed or not achieved a desired outcome. Avoid chiropractors recommending long-term treatment plans such as seeing you three times a week for six months to a year then another two times a week for another six months to year.
We are located in Raleigh, NC and always welcome new patients for consultations.
We’re happy to answer any questions that you might have about whiplash treatment options and get you on the path to recovery. If you would like to get in touch or schedule an appointment with us, contact us here.
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Dr Jeffrey Gerdes, D.C.