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Whiplash Injury? How physiotherapy can Help?

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Last blog we discussed about steps to be taken post MVA, today we will discuss about Whiplash.

What Is Whiplash?

Whiplash depicts an injury to the neck which influences a large number of people each year and frequently happens as the aftereffect of a Motor Vehicle Accident. The injury is a consequence of the sudden expansion and flexion of the neck, when the head is tossed violently forward and backward in Motor vehicle accident. Whiplash normally influences the soft tissues of the neck – the muscles, ligaments, joints and tendons; contingent upon the degree of the injuries, excruciating manifestations can likewise radiates to different regions of the body causing referred pain in the back, shoulders, arms and head.

What Causes Whiplash?

Common causes for Whiplash:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Physical games, for example, boxing, football, hand to hand fighting or rugby by a sudden hit to the head
  • Steed riding mishaps (falls)
  • slip or fall
  • A conscious hit to the head ( concussion)


Whiplash symptoms include:

  • Neck pain
  • Tenderness
  • Stiffness of the neck
  • Headache
  • Shoulder and arm radiating pain
  • Loss of range of motion

Less common symptoms include:

  • Dizziness
  • Numbness and pins and needles
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Loss of concentration and irritability

Diagnosing Whiplash

An thorough physical examination, definite history of any wounds,, MRI outputs or X-beam on account of suspected vertebral break, may likewise be valuable.

Physiotherapy and Whiplash

At Kitchener physiotherapy and wellness, treatments are regularly guided by a specialist physiotherapist gaining practical experience in neck injuries and whiplash,we will thoroughly assess you and prepare a treatment plan which will help to enhance speedy recovery. When the person's scope of movement has started to enhance and pain has reduced adequately, exercises can be performed to enhance neck stabilization.

Physiotherapy for whiplash can help with following:

  • reduce pain and stiffness
  • improve neck range of motion
  • improve neck muscle strength
  • improve neck and general posture
  • reduce headaches
  • Instruction with respect to physical wellbeing

If you think that you need physiotherapy, please do not hesitate to call Kitchener Physiotherapy & Wellness at 226-215-3114.

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