Whiplash is a term used to describe injuries that damage the soft tissues of the neck, caused by a rapid forward, backward, sideways motion or sudden acceleration-deceleration forces on the neck. Whiplash is most likely to occur from trauma caused by car accidents or impact sports and can encompass a variety of issues affecting muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, discs and nerves. It can cause neck pain and restricted movement and if left untreated can lead to more serious damage and chronic neck pain.
If you think you may have recently experienced whiplash or are suffering from neck pain and headaches due to a past whiplash trauma, don’t hesitate to have it checked by one of our experienced Chiropractors or Physiotherapists.
Just as the symptoms and severity of whiplash can vary from person to person, so can the recovery time. The good news is that research shows the large majority of whiplash sufferers recover with actively guided treatment from an experienced health care professional.
How can we help with your Whiplash?
Research shows the most effective way to treat your injury is with a combination of treatment options, tailored to your individual dysfunctions. Because the majority of whiplash incidents impact the spine and the surrounding nerves and tissues, Chiropractic care is an excellent avenue for treatment. Our Chiropractors are skilled in assessing the source of the pain associated with a whiplash injury and determining a plan for the most effective treatment. Our Physiotherapist will also help to reduce neck pain and inflammation, normalise joint range of motion and strengthen your upper back and neck muscles.