Whiplash

Were you in a car accident and recently were diagnosed with whiplash? We can help.

A common injury from a motor vehicle accident, whiplash is a neck sprain resulting from the sudden forces typical of a car crash. After being evaluated by a physician, bodywork is one of the most recruited modalities to help this soft tissue injury heal. When applied carefully and skillfully, massage therapists can help clients with whiplash find relief and avoid a resulting chronic neck problem. Massage therapy has also been shown to drastically reduce recovery time in severe cases of whiplash.

Symptoms

Symptoms of whiplash can be seen immediately following trauma to the neck or it can creep up several days after. Aside from severe neck pain, additional symptoms of whiplash may include:

  • Neck stiffness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Hoarseness and difficulty swallowing and/or chewing
  • Paresthesia
  • Shoulder, back or arm pain

Treatment

A majority of people with whiplash improve within the first month following the accident, but in severe cases symptoms sometimes persist longer. We strongly believe that the sooner treatment is received, the faster the recovery process is and the less likely you are to develop a chronic neck condition.

Have you been affected by whiplash?
See how Optimal Function and Wellness can help you!