Don’t let a motor vehicle accident create problems in your life…
About 20 percent of people involved in rear-end collisions experience symptoms in the neck region.
Do you have whiplash from your motor vehicle accident?
People who experience whiplash may develop one or more of the following symptoms, usually within the first two days after the accident:
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Pain in the shoulder or between the shoulder blades
- Low back pain
- Pain or numbness in the arm and/or hand
- Ringing in the ears or blurred vision
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering
- Irritability, sleep disturbances, fatigue
Most whiplash injuries are due to damage to soft tissues such as the discs, muscles and ligaments. These cannot be seen on standard X-rays so your doctor may need to request an MRI.
How SOS Physiotherapy can help you
In the past whiplash injuries were often treated by splinting the neck in a soft collar. However research now clearly states that early movement and treatment within comfort leads to much faster and more complete recovery, and that’s where SOS Physiotherapy can help you.
In the first 24 hours gentle active movement is encouraged. Your doctor or physiotherapist may provide you with a series of exercises that you can do at home. An early return to work is encouraged, even if your doctor must prescribe some temporary modifications in your work situation.
SOS Physiotherapy has proven and effective treatments for whiplash injuries including relieving headaches, using hands-on techniques to restore normal movement and relieve pain, exercises to regain normal strength and length of muscles, and massage to reduce muscle tension. We will also discuss and advise you on your gradual return to normal activity, exercise and work. A major focus of the treatment of whiplash associated disorders is specific exercises designed to restore muscle control and support around the neck whilst also improving postural control and preventing unnecessary postural strain
Let SOS Physiotherapy’s experienced team of health professionals get you back to normal and stop a car crash creating problems for life.