How to use physical therapy to recover from Whiplash - It is very common to leave a car accident Whiplash, even if you do not move so fast before the crash. Whiplash is caused by intense and sudden head jerks back and forth, not by the speed you go before impact. With whiplash, you may have limited mobility and a general stiffening your neck. Through physical therapy to recover may be better after the acute phases have passed. Follow these steps to learn how to use physical therapy wisely.
How to use physical therapy to recover from Whiplash
Promote healing of Whiplash Through physical therapy
• Use stretching exercises to ease the pain of the upper neck.
• Begin by sitting upright in a chair with your fingers on your chin.
• Tuck in your chin. Slowly move the back of your head forward.
• Feel the stretch at the base of the skull. Continue moving the head down until the movement has met with resistance.
• Hold for 5 to 10 seconds. Repeat 5 times.
• Learn more about physical therapy at the "American Physical Therapy Association" website (see Resources below).
Identify the symptoms of whiplash
• Prepare for headache after whiplash occurs. Even slight changes in the vertebrae can create headaches.
• Understand that whiplash can cause a nerve to be blocked or stuck by the pressure of the vertebrae. A pinched nerve is very painful. Physiotherapy or chiropractic visits can be a way to help nerve pain.
• Trust your instincts, if you are in an accident. If you feel pain in the neck, recognize the warning signs and medical appointments for evaluation.
Look at alternatives to reduce pain Whiplash
• Talk to your doctor with a cervical collar. Although the collar may not be the most flattering accessory, help keep the neck and spine in a specific position to promote healing.
• consider trying the static magnetic therapy to reduce pain associated with whiplash.
• Use hot or cold therapy to help recover from a neck injury. Decrease muscle is inflated by applying ice or heat to the neck can also add pain relief as it takes away your strength.
Tips & Warnings
- Check your insurance plan to see if the treatment and supplies for whiplash injury costs are covered.
- Allow time for your body to recover from whiplash.
- Never use physical therapy to treat medical emergencies. Go to your nearest hospital for a professional evaluation if you are in an accident and suffer an injury. Consult your doctor if any pain persists after visiting the hospital.