Whiplash is a condition resulting from an acceleration deceleration transfer of energy to the neck. Automobile accidents, sports injuries and occupational mishaps are events that can cause this injury.
Symptoms: Whiplash may result in boney, muscle, nerve and other soft-tissue injuries. Whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) may include pain and numbness, muscle spasm, dizziness, headaches, and social & psychological issues. The condition can vary from mild to severe.
Research has shown that, with proper guidance, early return to work enhances recovery and reduces the risk of long-term disability.
Registered Massage Therapists may help:
- Decrease muscle spasm and pain
- Restore range of motion
- Improve muscle strength, endurance and tone
- Reduce headaches
- Improve function