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
- 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
Our Physiotherapist will give you advice on:
- Pain Relief
- Sleeping Positions