5 Ways to Relieve Whiplash Pain
Most people immediately think of a car accident when you hear the word ‘whiplash’. Though a large percentage of those suffering from whiplash do get it from a car accident, it is also a common sports injury. Whiplash can occur if you receive a blow to the head, fall or are hit by a falling object.
Whiplash causes your neck to get thrown backwards then forward very quickly. This can put a large strain on those muscles and ligaments that help to support your spine. Whiplash symptoms can range anywhere from an achy neck, tingling down the arms, to stiffness in the neck joints.
If you are suffering from whiplash, here are 5 ways to relieve pain:
Chiropractic care focuses on relieving soft-tissue spasm, inflammation and pain by restoring proper motion in the spinal column. The force impact of whiplash can misalign your spinal column and cause pain. By performing manipulation to the spinal column, chiropractic care can help to restore normal movement and function to those affected areas.
Massage will help to relieve the tightness and pain felt after a whiplash injury. Massage brings increased blood flow to the area to help with the healing of damaged tissues and muscles and may relieve symptoms of headaches.
- Physical Therapy
Ultrasound and Electrical Muscle Stimulation are used to help soft tissue healing, speed up the recovery process and provide pain relief.
- Stability Exercises & Stretches
Stability exercises will help to strengthen your neck muscles and regain full range of motion. Range of motion exercises for your neck will help to lessen the stiffness and help you regain your full mobility.
- Ergonomic and lifestyle changes
Dr. Picarello can offer advice for performing everyday activities with minimal strain to the body. These treatment suggestions may include addressing factors in your work, home or recreational activities to relieve pain from whiplash.
If you or someone you know is suffering from whiplash, help is available with Mountain Park Chiropractic using a variety of approaches to ease and manage your pain. We are here to help you regain range of motion and get back to living your life pain-free. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Picarello.
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