Whiplash, typically sustained by an automobile or high-impact sports collision, is one of the most common injuries that result in neck pain. This is known as a “strain” injury, causing the head to whip rapidly back-and-forth, thus affecting the soft tissues in the back of the neck.
Whiplash can be very painful and restrict movement. The sudden movement of the neck and head in a car accident can cause whiplash. Blunt force trauma from a car accident can collapse lungs and break ribs.
The reasons why you should get physical therapy for whiplash
Physical therapy supports the recovery process. If you have whiplash, you may experience pain, reduced range of motion, headaches or stiffness. Physical therapy helps you to keep pain symptoms at bay, improve flexibility, increase strength and recover faster. It can also prevent long-term damage, including migraines and chronic pain. The sooner you get physical therapy for your whiplash, the more likely you are to have a pain-free life.
If you are in Bridgeport, Decatur, Runaway Bay, Paradise, Chico, Alvord, Sunset, Jacksboro, Bowie, Boyd, or the counties of Wise, Jack, and Montague, and you are suffering from whiplash, schedule a free consult with one of our specialists at Foundation Therapy. We can help you get on your road to recovery.