Things You Should Know About Whiplash Pain
Whiplash pain is a term used to describe the soft tissue injuries of the neck that can occur when the neck moves in an abnormal way. First, unlike a broken bone or joint injury, this pain is often undetectable by an x-ray or another imaging device. One thing characteristic of the pain is that it can be pretty mild for a day or two and then become more severe.
The first observational study of whiplash injury to use a control group has shown that the intensity of whiplash pain is low, but its frequency is high, and compared to similar types of pain from an ankle injury, it lasts longer and produces more disability. Continue reading “Things You Should Know About Whiplash Pain”
What Are The Treatments For Whiplash Neck Pain?
Whiplash neck pain is an injury that occurs to the cervical spine when the head has been rapidly forced backward or forward. Whiplash neck pain is one of the most difficult conditions to treat and certainly to fully cure. Recovery from whiplash neck pain will typically take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a month.
The pain associated with whiplash neck can be sharp or dull and may increase with movement or sustained postures (for example, sitting at a computer in poor posture). As a result, a whiplash neck can involve what seems to be every single muscle in the neck. An injury to the whiplash neck can be prolonged or painful.
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How Does Whiplash Treatment Work?
Whiplash treatment can vary depending on the severity of the injury but often includes physical therapy and over-the-counter pain medications. Each Whiplash treatment is catered to the individual and is based solely on the Chiropractors physical assessment of the individual and injury mechanism.
Other therapies a chiropractor may use as whiplash treatment are interferential electrical stimulation which is when the chiropractor stimulates muscles with a low-frequency electrical current. Continue reading “Get The Right Whiplash Treatment”