WHAT IS WHIPLASH?
Whiplash is a term used to describe injury to the muscles and ligaments of the spine. Often associated with motor vehicle accidents, “whiplash” is the sudden movement of flexion and extension of the spine.
Damage can occur to soft tissue and bone. It can cause inflammation and irritate the spinal muscles. Common symptoms include: spinal pain and stiffness, arm weakness, tingling and numbness into the upper or lower extremity.
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How can Physiotherapy Help ?
Focus of treatment to reduce pain and allow the inflammation to settle.
Increase joint mobility, muscle flexibility and increase tissue healing.
Its an important time to increase activities and get back to enjoying life to the fullest!
I Got An Car Accident What Now ?
SEE YOUR MD AND PT
If you did not go to the hospital the same day of the accident it is important to see your physiotherapist. Your MD may send your for testing or imaging. If you choose to see your physio first, they can treat your right away. If there are concerns of undiagnosed injuries, they may send you for further investigation or testing. Let the experts guide you to ensure a full recovery!
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 program.
Whiplash can cause pain in all areas of the spine. Most commonly, patients report pain in the neck, upper back and trap muscles. Pain can even radiate into the shoulders and down the back muscles. The spinal muscles in the middle and lower back can also get injured by whiplash.
Trauma resulting from a motor vehicle accident can be extensive and vary from patient to patient. Injuries such as; concussion, head trauma, dizziness, fatigue, contusions, bruises, and bleeding or cut injuries are possible. The type of injury can vary depending on the speed, air bag deployment, type of hit, type of vehicle and whether a seatbelt was used.
Muscle can become injured with strains, tears, and contusions.
Ligaments can be torn with severe whiplash and injury.
Most severe whiplash can involve bone and nerve damage.
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Technologies / Treatment
Electro modality, ultrasound, magnetic therapy, deep oscillation therapy, muscle stim, radial shockwave, focus shockwave, ims / needling
Soft tissue release, joint mobilisation/ manipulation, trigger point therapy, reduce tension and tightness
BASIC WHIPLASH RECOMMENDATIONS
During the acute phase of whiplash treatment it is important to calm the nervous system down. Getting adequate sleep, taking time to relax and managing stress is important to help with your recovery time. Make sure to take good consultation from Whiplash treatment Physiotherapist in Edmonton or your region.
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, walking, and light stretching. You may begin strengthening as soon as tolerated.
Our Whiplash Physiotherapist Edmonton offer effective treatment options that stimulate fast healing and recovery. Our clinic provides customized treatment options that help relieve tension, build back strength, and reduce irritating inflammation.