23 Jan Been Injured in a North Carolina Car Accident?
If you are one of the thousands each year that are injured in a North Carolina car accident, look no further for practical solutions that will help you get off your feet and on your way to a full-body recovery. Distracted drivers behind the wheel mean a more dangerous roadway for all motorists to travel. Although about 1,500 car crashes are fatal in North Carolina each year, many more lead to injury, from serious limb severances to minor scrapes or bruises. Regardless of the severity of the collision, everyone injured in a car accident in the mountains of North Carolina needs to know the basic protocol to follow after realizing an injury.
How Severe is My Injury?
The intensity of your crash will sometimes, but not always, determine how badly you are injured. External bleeding, wounds, and appendage damage are easily recognizable and generally considered worthy of a rush to the hospital. But what’s not so easy to assess on the spot is the presence of internal bleeding, brain damage, and a spine thrown out of place. Subtle soft tissue injury and the beginnings of accumulating nerve damage often start with a car accident, and can lead to serious neurological disorders and immune system damage if left untreated.
When a vehicle must stop very suddenly as in the case of a collision, the cervical spine takes on a transformed shape as it is thrown out of position. This event results in whiplash, a sometimes debilitating pain in the neck area that can lead to chronic suffering for of individuals that have it.
Cervical dislocation, spinal cord damage, and disc injury are other common issues to watch out for. When addressing a car accident injury, it’s important to remember that there is more to it than meets the eye. Sometimes a lot more.
Should I Seek Help?
In the aftermath of an accident, it’s easy to blow off getting medical help. Let’s face it — you’re dealing with lawyers, auto repair shops, health insurance, your job, and probably your family and your own trauma on top of everything. The best thing you can do in this situation is to get a chiropractic assessment. Surface injury is one thing, but internal injury and brain or nerve damage is an entirely different animal which doesn’t always present obvious symptoms. One assessment can be the catalyst of healing with saves you thousands of dollars in avoided medical bills and pill prescriptions down the road.
If you need to know what to do after a car accident we are here to help. Our state-of-the-art chiropractic office offers the right tools and assessment techniques and expertise to get you through this traumatic event and deal with the particular type of injury that you are dealing with.
Dr. Nygaard has been serving the Asheville community for 18 years and wants to help you in your journey to wellbeing. Specializing in upper cervical and Atlas Orthogonal treatment, neuropathy, disc compression, migraines, auto accident recovery.
Dr. Nygaard is the only doctor in the Western North Carolina area with this area of expertise and care. He is happy to customize a safe and effective treatment plan for you, so your free initial pre-consultation today.