Whiplash is a term used to describe injury to the muscles and ligaments of the spine. Often associated with motor vehicle accidents, "whiplash" is often described as the sudden movement of flexion and extension of the spine.
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What is Whiplash?
Damage can occur to soft and hard tissues. It can cause inflammation and irritate and injury the spinal nerves. Common symptoms include neck pain and stiffness, arm weakness, tingling and numbness into the shoulder and down the arm.
Muscle can become injured with strain, tears, and contusions.
Can be torn with severe whiplash and injury.
Most severe whiplash will involve bone damage.
During the acute phase of whiplash it is important to calm the nervous system down. Getting adequate sleep, taking time to relax and manage stress is important to help with your recovery time and take good consultation from Whiplash Physiotherapist Edmonton.
Getting rest in the acute phase is a great way to calm the nerves and let the tissue heal. It is equally important to keep moving as your body allows. This includes taking time to exercise, walk, light stretching and begin strengthening as soon as tolerated.
See a MD and PT
If you did not go to the hospital the same day of the accident it is important to see your medical doctor and physiotherapist. Your MD may send your for testing or imaging. If you choose to see your physio first, they may send you back to the doctor or for further imaging such as x rays.
Make your health a priority
It is important to make your health and wellbeing a priority. This may involve seeking treatment, eating healthy, getting exercise, and completing your home exercise programs.
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How We Treat
We offer effective treatment options by expert Whiplash Physiotherapist Edmonton that stimulate fast healing and recovery. Our clinic provides customized treatment options that help relieve tension, build back strength, and reduce irritating inflammation.
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