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Top Five Tips to Recover From A Whiplash

1. Do not wait to get a physiotherapy assessment

  • A physiotherapist can assess your neck musculature and joints as well as  your ligaments, arteries, and nervous system
  • X-rays can detect fractures in the neck if the picture is taken in the proper position. X-rays can not assess your ligament, artery, nervous system, or muscle damage.

 2. Start Physiotherapy right away.

  • If you Physiotherapist clears you medically, you should start Physiotherapy right away
  • Treatment will get you feeling better sooner
  • Evidence shows that it is important to get your neck moving after a whiplash
  • Delaying treatment can elongate your rehabilitation or lead to chronic pain

 3. You have to get your neck moving

  • Evidence shows that it is important to get your neck moving after a whiplash. Gentle neck movements within your pain tolerance are essential for recovery.exercises for neck strain

 4. Support your neck at night to help you sleep.

  • Keep your neck in a neutral position
  • Avoid sleeping on your stomach
  • Proper sleep is essential for healing

Do:

Proper sleeping position   Correct sleep positions

Don’t :

Incorrect sleeping position  Incorrect sleeping position, on side  Incorrect sleeping positions, fetal

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One Comment

  1. Posted December 3, 2015 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    I never realized that sleeping on my stomach was bad for my whiplash. I have been trying different types of treatment in order to help my symptoms. I will definitely have to try readjusting my sleeping situation. Hopefully, this will help ease some of my pain.

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