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How Physiotherapy Can Treat Whiplash.

July 16, 2018 by  
Filed under Health, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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(ThyBlackMan.com) There are tons of people who have experienced whiplash. The truth of the matter is that whiplash can be caused by an abundance of things, including a vehicle accident. In fact, it can be caused by anything that causes a sudden jolt or jerk. If the force is strong enough to cause injury, it would be referred to as whiplash. If you’ve experience whiplash, you’ll want to seek out treatment as quickly as possible. The good news is that there are plenty of options out there. However, some are more beneficial than others. This treatment could be the key to solving your problem. You’ll find out why below.

Passive And Active

It should be known that there are passive and active treatments that can help whiplash. Both are very effective for this specific purpose. What does passive mean exactly? Well, it basically means that the patient doesn’t have to actively participate in the activity. Nevertheless, it can still help. It is often best to start with passive treatments. After all, whiplash can leave you in pain and you might not be able to muster up the energy to perform the active treatments right away.

Passive Treatments

There are plenty of excellent passive treatments for whiplash. One of the best is a deep tissue massage. This technique is capable of reducing the tension of the muscles. In return, this is going to ensure that the patient is able to move around a little better. There are also cold and hot therapies that can help. These techniques are all about increasing the amount of blood that is able to flow into the impacted area. In return, this can speed up the healing process.

Cold therapy works great for slowing down the circulation, while also diminishing inflammation. It can also be helpful for decreasing bouts of pain and muscle spasms. If you’re unable to move around freely, you’ll definitely want to ask your doctor about passive treatments. They can make a big difference. Physiotherapy is great and passive treatments are the best starting point.

Finally, it might be possible to use ultrasound to improve your condition. Ultrasound is capable of increasing blood circulation and reducing stiffness, pain, cramping and even muscle spasms. How does it work? Well, it sends sound waves into the muscle tissues. In return, this enhances the circulation and healing near the impacted area.

Active Treatments

Finally, you should know that there are active treatments for whiplash too. They work great, but you need to make sure that you’re ready for the exercise. These exercises are designed to improve your strength and enhance your range of motion. Just remember that you’re going to need a physical therapist to help you. If you do not have assistance, you might be performing the wrong activities and you might end up hurting yourself even worse.

You may be able to take advantage of ergonomic principles to improve your posture and speed up the recovery process. Suffice to say, if you’ve suffered from whiplash at some point, you’ll definitely want to speak with your doctor about these options.

Staff Writer; George Barker


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