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Try these exercises with a large exercise ball! Great for developing balance, strength, and encouraging good posture.
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After a slip and fall or motor vehicle collision, you may be diagnosed with whiplash.
Whiplash is a common neck injury that occurs when the head moves rapidly backward and then forward, resembling the cracking of a whip. It is most commonly caused by car accidents, particularly rear-end collisions, but can also occur during contact sports or any sudden movement that causes the neck to jerk.
Symptoms of whiplash usually manifest within 24 hours after the injury and can vary in intensity. The most commonly reported symptoms include neck pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. Other symptoms may include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, blurred vision, difficulty concentrating, memory problems, and even depression or irritability in some cases.
Recovery from whiplash greatly depends on the severity of the injury and individual factors. Most people recover within a few weeks or months through various treatments. Initially, immediate self-care measures such as applying ice or heat to the affected area, over-the-counter pain medications, and gentle neck exercises can help manage the pain. However, it is important to consult a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and to determine the best course of treatment.
Treatment options for whiplash may include physical therapy, chiropractic manipulations, pain management techniques, and in some cases, the use of a cervical collar to stabilize the neck. Additionally, exercises focusing on neck strengthening and stretching are often recommended to gradually restore range of motion and flexibility. Some individuals may require additional interventions, such as medications or injections, if symptoms are severe and persist.
Leduc Physio can provide thorough physiotherapy treatments and can help you navigate your bodily injury motor vehicle accident claim.
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