Whiplash is described as a condition where a person endures a sudden acceleration force on his neck muscles, which is then followed by a complementary deceleration force. You might have experienced this backward and forward thrust most probably as a result of an automobile collision.
The other possible causes of whiplash include a sports injury, physical abuse or when a particularly thrilling amusement park ride takes you by surprise. In medical terms, whiplash occurs when the soft tissues (including muscles and ligaments) in your neck stretch well beyond their normal range of motion. Whiplash symptoms are usually undermined because these symptoms take a while to appear. We urge a more proactive approach on your part regarding this disorder by looking out for these particular symptoms:
Whiplash symptoms usually take more than a day to fully appear, and in some cases, this period could extend to about 4-5 days.
While physiotherapy for whiplash remains the most popular treatment method, there is more one could do for a faster recovery:
InHome Physical Therapy & Massage offers advanced physical therapy and massage therapy services which serve as an excellent rehabilitation program for those seeking to recover from whiplash. Our physiotherapy services for whiplash can also be availed at the absolute comfort of your home.