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Whiplash Treatment by Chiropractors & Physiotherapists
Whiplash injury is commonly seen in motor vehicle accidents. Rear-end collision can result in this acceleration/deceleration injury of the neck. The patient may suffer from a broad range of symptoms immediately after the accident or after several symptom-free days. Hyperextension of the neck may or may not happen. However, inter-segmental hyperextension of the cervical spine may be the most likely cause of whiplash injury. The instantaneous axis of rotation is being changed, and more compressive forces are being placed on the facet joints and disc of the lower cervical segments.
Will Car Accident Injuries Heal On Their Own?
Car accident injuries or whiplash injuries will heal on their own when injuries are mild. Whiplash is a hyperflexion and hyperextension injury off the neck and body. Hyperflexion and hyperextension injuries caused a forceful downward snapping of the head and neck followed by an intense and forceful extension or backward tilting of your head and neck. A hyperflexion and hyperextension or a whiplash injury damages ligaments, joints, muscles, spinal discs, and spinal nerves.
The most dangerous of all whiplash injuries is one where you get hit from the side. Site collections or a T-bone whiplash injury produces significant soft tissue and spinal joint damage. On average, a whiplash injury can take anywhere between 6 to 10 weeks when the injuries are moderate and if you get appropriate medical care. The best method of treating a whiplash injury is to the combination of chiropractic and physiotherapy. Treatments aim to repair the damaged tissue in a manner that avoids premature degenerative changes.
What Are The Signs & Symptoms Of Whiplash Injury?
The most common signs and symptoms of a whiplash injury include:
- Stiff neck
- Neck Pain
- Pain in the upper back
- Dizziness, vertigo & tinnitus
- Shoulder pain
- Numbness, tingling, or burning sensations down the arms
- Low back pain
- Pain down the legs or pain at the buttocks
Most whiplash visits may also complain of headaches, migraines, loss of neck motion. Also, some will notice the loss or a reversal of the normal curvature of their neck (cervical lordosis). The most problematic issue in regards to whiplash injuries is the damage they leave behind. Untreated or poorly taken care of neck injuries can lead to the following conditions:
- Slip-discs in the neck or back
- Degenerative disc disease
- Osteoarthritis or bone spurs in the neck, upper back, or low back
- Frozen shoulder
- Degeneration of muscles, joints, ligaments, and nerve
All of the symptoms & conditions mentioned above are avoidable; all you have to do is get your neck checked out following an injury at Chiropractic Specialty Cetner® in Kuala Lumpur. Rear-end collisions usually involve a sequence of events resulting in whiplash injury, divided into phases.
- Phase 1: When a motor vehicle is hit from the rear, the passenger’s body is forced back into the seat. The body moves upward simultaneously and results in the straightening of the curvature of the neck. Then the head and neck begin to move backward.
- Phase 2: The vehicle reaches its peak acceleration when the head and neck are extending backward. Additional acceleration to the body results from extra energy stored in the seat from the backward movement of the torso. Acceleration may be prolonged if the driver has released the brake.
- Phase 3: Deceleration occurs, and the head and body are thrown forward. This will be accentuated if the driver’s foot is reapplied to the brakes.
- Phase 4: The seat belt and shoulder harness will restrain the body, and the head will decelerate forward.
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