Natural Whiplash Treatment in Raleigh NC

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The Importance of a Whiplash Chiropractor for Car Accident Injuries in Raleigh NC

Did you know that whiplash is the predominant injury sustained in car accidents? Even at speeds as low as 5 mph, instances of whiplash injuries in Raleigh NC have been reported. While it's common to experience back, shoulder, and leg pain after a vehicular collision, whiplash can lead to severe and enduring health problems. A whiplash injury chiropractor can effectively manage symptoms such as neck stiffness, headaches, pain in the upper back and shoulder, blurred vision, dizziness, and arm numbness, providing essential whiplash pain relief.

Whiplash Treatment Approach

When you first come to our clinic for whiplash treatment, our skilled team will undertake a thorough review of your medical history to assess the scope and origin of your injuries. Your doctor's primary aim is to accurately diagnose your condition and formulate a chiropractic care plan to alleviate your pain, setting you on the path to reclaim your life.

Traditional tests like x-rays or CT scans often fail to detect soft tissue injuries like ligaments, muscles, discs, and nerves that are commonly affected in car accidents. For this reason, your whiplash injury chiropractor may recommend additional tests specifically designed to diagnose nerve-related issues and rule out other forms of soft tissue damage.

The core objective of your initial visit for whiplash pain relief is to reduce your discomfort and initiate your recovery journey. Proven physiotherapies and gentle adjustments to your spine and joints will be implemented to cease muscle spasms, numbness, and stiffness you may be undergoing. Between visits, you'll be given instructions on what to do at home, as well as a hot and cold pack for home use.

Estimated Duration of Whiplash Treatment

The average duration for effective whiplash treatment ranges from 6 to 8 weeks. In more severe instances, the treatment period could extend to several months. Chiropractic solutions have proven exceptionally successful in treating whiplash, far surpassing traditional medical treatments, thanks to a focus on rehabilitating injured tissues and restoring optimal function. This commitment to excellence is evident in the high patient satisfaction scores received from motor vehicle accident (MVA) patients.

Dr. Gerdes: Your Go-To Whiplash Injury Chiropractor

Dr. Gerdes is highly experienced in treating whiplash injuries incurred from car accidents. His background in exercise science, combined with advanced physiotherapies employed with top athletes, make him exceptionally qualified to treat whiplash and car accident injuries. His certifications from The Spine Research Institute in San Diego focus on Whiplash and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

Dr. Gerdes has also participated in post-doctoral courses in Radiology and Neurology from Harvard Medical School and The University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Academy of Chiropractic Post Doctoral Division. He is further credentialed in MRI interpretation of the spine and is a certified medical expert witness in chiropractic within North Carolina's legal system. He co-authored a comprehensive guide on whiplash, titled Understanding Whiplash: A Car Accident Victims Health Guide.

Auto Injury Insurance Options

We offer various payment options for your convenience:

  • We'll file your car insurance claims on your behalf, targeting the at-fault insurance provider.
  • Our dedicated staff will handle submitting your medical records and invoices to the car insurance company and will liaise with any assigned adjusters.
  • If you were the driver at fault, we'll ascertain any available medpay benefits on your auto insurance to cover the cost of your treatment.
  • In case you have legal representation, we will forward your medical records upon completion of your treatment at no extra charge to you.
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Carolina ChiroCare and Rehab

1207 Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607

(919) 351-8368
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