Whiplash

whip lash treatment galwayAt Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, we have a lot of experience treating those who have suffered from whiplash. Whiplash is a painful condition caused when the soft tissues of the neck are damaged as a result of a suddent movement or jolt to the head or body. Whiplash can result in pain and stiffness of the neck and upper back, and it can also cause headaches and muscle spasms.

It is quite common for whiplash to be caused after a static car has been hit from behind for example, as a result the head of the driver and/or passengers can be thrown forward and backward to cause this painful condition.

Symptoms

The symptoms of whiplash can take hours and sometimes days to show. At Galway Bay Physio Chartered Injury and Sports Injury clinic we will discuss the symptoms that you may have associated with the whiplash, so that you can better understand the problem and the steps that can be taken to manage these symptoms. Some common symptoms of whiplash are listed below

  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Loss of neck movement
  • Swelling and tenderness of the neck and shoulders
  • Muscle spasms
  • Pins and needles in the arms or hands
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Pain in the upper and lower back

Coupled with some treatment from Galway Bay Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, the symptoms of whiplash can completely disappear withing a number of weeks. Unfortunately however for others it can take months for the symptoms to disappear, and some of those who suffer ffom whiplash will feel stiffness and pain for some time after the initial injury.

Treatment

At Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic, we will treat the whiplash symptoms that you have. The treatment will consist of soft tissue massage, spinal mobilisation techniques, dry needling, electrotherapy and a specific home exercise programme to help with your pain and to strengthen your neck. Some other tips are listed below

  • Apply an ice pack to the painful area for around 10 minutes, wrapped in a pillow case or damp towel, 3 times per dayat a time
  • Heat can also help with the stiffness
  • Take the medication prescribed by your GP
  • Rest as much as possible, however gradually try to move your neck without it being painful

If you are unsure of whether or not your you are suitable to attend chartered physiotherapist, feel free to contact us for a free telephone consultation, you can be assured that we will inform you if you are not suitable to attend Galway Bay Physio Chartered Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.

 

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