Whiplash treatment North Vancouver

What is Whiplash?

When a person’s head rapidly and violently swings forward and backward, they experience whiplash. This injury occurs most frequently after a rear-end car accident. It can also be brought on by sports-related injuries, or even rides at an amusement park.

When your neck’s soft tissues (the muscles and ligaments) expand beyond their usual range of motion, whiplash results. It’s crucial to keep an eye out for any bodily changes in the days following any accident or other injury-causing event because your symptoms might not show up for a while.

Whiplash is thought of as a relatively mild condition, but it can cause long-term pain and discomfort.

What is a cause of Whiplash?

Accidents involving motor vehicles, sports, falls, can all frequently result in whiplash. Whatever the cause, getting whiplash is not enjoyable… especially when it has developed into a persistent chronic problem.

Common symptoms include:

Physical therapy plays an important role in recovery. Your doctor may refer you to a specialist. Additionally, recovery may include:

  • exercises to build strength and flexibility in your neck
  • practicing good posture
  • learning relaxation techniques to keep your neck muscles from straining and to help with recovery

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Have you been in an accident? Whiplashes differ from one another. Some of you may have injured ligaments, while others may have injured muscles or tendons. Myofascial adhesions, which impair your ability to move properly and hinder the healing process, are one very frequent issue that arises. Do not hesitate to contact us at 604-983-6616 or book an appointment online