What is Whiplash?
Whiplash mechanism: Whiplash is something of a catch-all term for a range of injuries involving the neck, which happens to include neck strain. For the most part, whiplash shows up in sufferers as neck pain, reduced range of motion, and tightness of the muscles. However, some cases can also come with shoulder pain, back pain, and even headaches that start at the base of the skull before moving towards the forehead. It should be noted that the events responsible for causing whiplash can also cause other more serious problems such as concussions, which can exhibit a much broader range of symptoms in their sufferers. Commonly injured muscles Symptoms
What Causes Whiplash?
Generally speaking, whiplash can happen whenever something causes someone's neck to move backwards and then forwards with excessive force, thus straining the muscles and ligaments therein. This tends to be associated with car accidents, particularly in cases where the sufferer was sitting in a car that was struck in the rear by a second car. However, it should be noted that whiplash can also be found in people involved in either contact sports or cases of violence. For example, a football player on the receiving end of a particularly hard hit can experience the conditions that lead to whiplash, as can someone punched in the face hard enough to rock his or her head back.
How Can Our Services Help with Whiplash and Other Sources of Neck Pain?
In most cases, whiplash is not an extremely serious problem, though its symptoms can make it extremely uncomfortable for its sufferers. Fortunately, those of us at the European Massage and Physiotherapy Center offer effective whiplash treatment using a number of methods. Here are some examples: We offer Swedish, deep-tissue, and neuromuscular massages, which can be used to relax the muscles for increased range of motion while also relieving the pain that is so common in whiplash sufferers. Better still, the right massage can provide other important benefits such as increased relaxation and improved blood circulation.* For people who need something more to go with their massages, there is our acupuncture treatment, which stimulates the body to release its natural painkillers for the purpose of pain relief.* For people who do not like needles our physiotherapists using in early stages of whiplash injury kinesio taping and low-level laser therapy (LLLT),which are very helpful.* Our physiotherapists are here to help sufferers of whiplash to eliminate pain and regain their full range of motion, thus restoring them to their state of wellbeing before the events that caused the problem. Kinesio taping is helpful in early stages of whiplash therapy. Patients with acute whiplash receiving an application of Kinesio Taping, applied with proper tension, exhibited statistically significant improvements immediately following application of the Kinesio Tape. The Lancet reports that low-level laser therapy (LLLT) reduces pain after treatment for non-specific neck pain.
For more information about how our whiplash treatment can help people recover from their neck injuries, please contact us to learn more about our methods. After all, information empowers people to make the best choices when it comes to their wellbeing. If you have any questions please book a 15-minute consultation with one of our therapists. You can easily reach us for more information.