Neck Pain / Whiplash

Movement is good for you - and for whiplash

Your whole body must stay active to stay healthy.
It thrives on use. Use it or lose it!

Regular physical activity:

  • Gives you strong bones
  • Develops fit active muscles
  • Keeps you supple
  • Makes you fit
  • Makes you feel good
  • Releases natural chemicals that reduce the pain

Whiplash facts:

  • Permanent damage is rare. The long-term outlook is good.
  • Most whiplash injuries are not serious. There is usually no
    serious damage to the bones, discs or nerves in the spine.
    Serious injuries are nearly always detected early
  • Some people only develop pain a day or two after the
    accident. That is a good sign. It means the damage to your
    neck is not serious
  • Everyone knows that whiplash causes neck pain, but some
    people also get low back pain. Again, there is rarely any
    serious damage to the back
  • The acute pain usually improves within days or a few
    weeks, at least enough to get on with your life
  • What you do in the early stages is very important. Rest for
    more than a day or two usually does not help and may
    actually prolong pain and disability
  • Your neck is designed for movement - a lot of movement.
    The sooner you get your neck moving and doing your
    ordinary activities as normally as possible, the sooner you
    will feel better
  • The people who cope best with whiplash are those who
    stay active, exercise their neck, and get on with life despite
    the pain

Our Physiotherapist will give you advice on:

  • Exercises
  • Pain Relief
  • Posture
  • Sleeping Positions

Excersises

Turn your head 90 degrees to the right, face forward again, then turn your head 90 degrees to the left. Tilt your head towards your right shoulder, then towards your left shoulder Tilt your head downwards towards your chest, then tilt your upwards