With a car accident - your head will continue to move forwards as it takes a few microseconds for your neck muscles to react and stop this movement. The muscles have to work extremely hard to stop your head and protect your neck and often your ligaments will also be stressed, especially with higher speed crashes.
Consequently the muscles, ligaments and joints can become extremely sore and stiff. Even what appear to be relatively minor car accidents can cause a whiplash due to the forces involved in these sort of accidents.
Symptoms can include:
Pain in the neck and/or upper back.
Tenderness to touch in these regions.
Restriction in the range of movement in your neck.
Headaches and Dizziness.
Jaw Pain - as a result of the seat belt holding your chest stationary as your neck
quickly moves, or by grinding your teeth at night due to pain in other areas and or
stress from the injury.
* Symptoms can take up to 2 weeks to appear after a car accident *
Yes I can help with your neck pain, headaches, jaw pain from a whiplash injury
How can Physio Help?
We can help you day 1 of your car accident. We have great machines that help reduce the inflammation and thus the pain.
Ice immediately, 20 min every 2hours.
Gentle physiotherapy techniques are used to regain your normal range of movement and help ease any pain.
Then clients are guided by their physio to perform very gentle early movement and postural exercises to prevent stiffness from developing and to ensure the neck is functioning correctly.
Leigh can advise which exercises are appropriate and when they should be commenced to prevent long term pain.
We can refer for scans and will send you back to your doctor for prescription medications if your pain is not settling within the first week.
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