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If You Get Whiplash in an Auto Accident

If You Get Whiplash in an Auto Accident
Have you ever been in a car accident? According to the National Safety Council, odds are you will have a total of three to four accidents in your driving lifetime whether its your fault or another driver's. There are about 10 million auto accidents each year, from parking lot scrapes to multi-car pileups. If you get whiplash in an auto accident , you may not even know it. Some symptoms can take weeks or even months before they manifest and start to become noticeable. Regardless of the type of accident and amount of pain experienced initially, all impacts warrant a spinal assessment for the below following reasons.    Any body part that is jarred or thrown forward unexpectedly beyond normal limits can sustain stretched ligaments and even tears. Those ligaments supporting the head and neck are especially vulnerable to this because even though your body is held relatively still by a...
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Passive and Active Whiplash Physical Therapy

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Physical therapy is an effective treatment option for whiplash, especially when combined with other treatments, such as bracing and medications. In whiplash, the soft tissues in your neck are damaged, so a physical therapist can work with you to restore proper function and movement of those tissues. Whiplash physical therapy includes both passive and active treatments. Passive treatments help to relax you and your body. They're called passive because you don't have to actively participate. Most likely, you're experiencing acute pain because of whiplash, so you'll probably start with passive treatments as your body heals and/or adjusts to the pain. But the goal of physical therapy is to get into active treatments. These are therapeutic exercises that strengthen your body so that your spine has better support.  Passive  Whiplash  Physical Therapy Treatments Deep Tissue Massage This technique targets muscle tension that can develop as a result of whiplash. The therapist uses direct...
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