Did you recently suffer an accident in which your body was thrown in a sudden, forced jerk, and now your neck is in pain?
You may be facing a “whiplash” injury – this is caused when the neck moves rapidly backwards and forwards beyond its normal range of motion. Whiplash injuries are usually caused by front end or rear end road traffic accidents. Whiplash injuries involve damage to the neck’s sensitive muscles, tendons and ligaments – the most commonly affected areas are the sternocleidomastoid, longus coli and levator scapulae muscles. More severe incidents may result in bone fractures, joint sprains or injuries to nerves.
What are the symptoms of whiplash?
As this type of injury happens so quickly, substantial tissue damage can occur, causing a wide range of symptoms. Symptoms tend to develop in a 24 hour to 48 hour period after the injury and include:
- Neck pain
- Blurred vision
- Low back pain
- Pins and needles
Always seek immediate medical attention if such symptoms occur as unconsciousness, loss of memory, blurred vision or dizziness.
Whiplash injuries can also cause a variety of both acute and chronic symptoms, but you do not have to suffer either.
If you’re a patient of “whiplash” injury, just get in touch with us today to get a thorough examination and diagnosis done. London Osteopath David Canevaro has a long experience of treating whiplash injuries.
At London Osteopathy and Pilates we offer several physical therapies to help cure whiplash injuries that are not minor enough to recover without treatment. We use a range of osteopathic techniques to speed up your body’s recovery and restore flexibility, including osteopathic articulation of the joints and stretching of the muscles.
We also offer massage therapy that helps relieve muscle tension and spasm and restoring normal circulation to the muscles. Another way to lessen the strain on your neck is by improving posture.
We also have various other techniques for the longer-term management of more chronic pain, and we would refer you to a medical specialist if necessary.
Visit or call us at:
London Osteopathy & Pilates Clinic
Suite A 103 Worship Street,
EC2A 2DF, GB
Tel: 020 7127 8771