Health Tips and Facts – Whiplash

What is Whiplash? Whiplash is also known as acceleration flexion-extension neck injury and soft tissue cervical hypertension injury.

It is a serious injury which is most often underestimated and frequently occurring in car accidents.

Whiplash Symptoms Signs Side Impact:-

Muscle spasms ,Neck pain, Blurred vision, Tenderness, along the back of neck, Headaches, Inability to move the neck properly, Tenderness in the back of the neck, Muscle spasms, Tiredness, Tinnitus, Neck swelling, Tingling sensation or numbness in the hands and arms, Pain in the lower back area, Dizziness, Difficulty in swallowing, Vertigo.

Whiplash Causes Risk Factors:-

Assault, Sports injuries, Slip and fall accidents, Child abuse, Amusement park rides, repeated stress injuries.

Whiplash Treatments:-

Chiropractors may have knowledge in how to ease pain in back through a type of massage. Always make sure your chiropractor has all the correct qualifications and is recommended by your GP before booking an appointment.

Physiotherapists may be able to encourage quicker healing of the injured muscles through massage and other forms of therapy. Again, always make sure they are properly accredited and qualified to deal with your injury.
Osteopaths are an alternative therapy specializing in treating back and neck pain.