What is it?
Whiplash, sometimes referred to as Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD), is an injury of the neck caused by a sudden acceleration and deceleration movement. The most common way people think about getting whiplash is due to a car accident, however, you can also get it from hits in sports and falls. The acceleration-deceleration movements are sudden and uninhibited which is why they are hard on the joints and muscles in your neck and injury occurs.
How can it affect me?
Whiplash, or WAD, can cause a number of symptoms such as:
- Neck pain
- Reduced range of motion
- and more
Whiplash can range from mild discomfort to quite pervasive and numerous symptoms which impact your daily functioning.
How Neuphysio can help!
A thorough assessment will help your clinician at Neuphysio better understand what was impacted by your whiplash injury and therefore be able to develop an appropriate and individualized treatment plan to get you feeling better again. Hands-on techniques, gentle exercises and pain-control modalities can be used to help improve your pain and get your neck moving again so you can get back to the activities you love.