Whiplash and Motor Vehicle Accidents in Ottawa
Whiplash is the result of rapid acceleration and deceleration of the neck. This is most common with motor vehicle accidents, but can also happen in sports injuries. Symptoms can include limited mobility and stiffness in the cervical and thoracic spine, along with pain and headaches. Symptoms of whiplash can also include numbness and tingling in the arms or hands. In some instances, whiplash can cause concussion. Symptoms of whiplash do not always express themselves immediately. It is not uncommon for pain and stiffness to appear several hours to several days after a motor vehicle accident. The symptoms will typically last 8-12 weeks, however treatment can help to lessen the duration and severity of the symptoms.
Treatment of Whiplash
The primary goal of treatment is to restore functional movement of your neck and mid back, and reduce pain. At Kinetic Edge, our therapists are trained in a variety of techniques to help you overcome your injuries. Treatment techniques for whiplash include:
• Hands on soft tissue therapy in the form of ART, Massage Therapy, or Graston Technique
• Joint mobilizations or chiropractic adjustments
• Neurofunctional Acupuncture or Dry Needling
• Exercise Therapy, Rehabilitation Exercises