Whiplash is a term used to describe a neck injury caused by a sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways as this client suffered.
It often occurs after a sudden impact such as a road traffic accident. The vigorous movement of the head damages the ligaments and tendons in the neck.
Tendons are tough, fibrous bands that connect muscles to bone. Ligaments are the fibrous connective tissues that link two bones together at a joint.
Whiplash is often a self-limiting condition, meaning it eventually gets better on its own or after some basic treatment.
If you have whiplash, it is better to move your neck rather than keep it still using a neck brace or collar. Your neck may be painful, but keeping it mobile from an early stage will improve its functionality and speed up your recovery. and Painkillers, such as paracetamol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, can be
This is According to NHS Choices http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Whiplash/Pages/Introduction.aspx they also say.” Whiplash that lasts for six months or more is sometimes known as chronic whiplash or late whiplash syndrome.”
All this information is fine, but what happens if you are not recovering as well as you should, how long is self- limiting and how long do you have to be in pain ?
This is from a young man, named Paul, whom we have treated having had, Whiplash and not recovering. He had suffered a serious chronic whiplash injury /pathology,but is now on his way to a full recovery.
“I’m very grateful to you for what you did for me, after 3 years of pain and thinking this was just something I’d have to live with, you improved the way my body was feeling no end and you certainly started me on the road to recovery, both physically and mentally and it gave me a light at the end of the tunnel.”
Here at Getfitstayfit Norfolk we believe in early intervention, can make a big difference with massage on The Hydrotherm Massage Therapy System and the use of Bioneuro Therapy System.
We can get into an area that may be difficult, for normal conventional massage. In Paul’s case having been in pain for 3 years should not, have been be considered as acceptable, coming to see us sooner means earlier intervention not just a wait and see approach, that may leave you in pain for years.
We can help people get back quicker, Please don’t suffer in pain when it does not have to be the case.