If you have been involved in an automobile collision, there is a possibility that you could have a neck injury called whiplash, which is damage to the soft tissues of the neck, including the ligaments, muscles and tendons. Sometimes accident victimswill have obvious and intense whiplash symptoms, but other times, it will be more subtle. In either case, recovery time can be quite long unless you seek out whiplash treatment. In fact, not getting whiplash treatment can result in additional health consequences.
Even though whiplash is not life-threatening, it can present symptoms for many years if not treated properly. You may need whiplash treatment if you experience symptoms such as headache, neck pain, stiffness, jaw pain, arm pain, arm weakness, dizziness, fatigue, visual disturbances, back pain, tinnitus or shoulder pain. You can have a number of these symptoms at the same time.
In the past, the key component of whiplash treatment was a soft cervical collar and keeping the neck immobilized, but more recent studies are showing that whiplash treatment that includes range-of-motion exercises and other therapy methods is a better plan of action.
At Optimum Wellness in Barrie, Ontario, we offer whiplash treatment that can shorten your accident recovery time. We offer both chiropractic and massage therapy, allowing us to tailor your whiplash treatment to your individual needs. We welcome you to call us right after your accident, so we can assess whether you have whiplash or any other problems as a result of your accident. Even if you do not have any symptoms, it is a good idea to get checked out.