Whiplash is a term used to describe an injury to the spine caused by sudden forwards, backwards or sideways movement commonly occurs in a road traffic accident. The vigorous movement of the head can cause damage to the ligaments and tendons of the neck.
Common symptoms of whiplash are neck pain and headaches following a road traffic accident.
Can Billericay Physiotherapy help?
YES! physiotherapy can help by allowing you to understand the causes of your neck pain and educate the process of recovery. A physiotherapist will plan a rehabilitation programme to help address your symptoms. A specific and progressive Home Exercise Programme to improve flexibility, posture and strength is essential to manage your pain. Hands on physiotherapy may also be used including mobilisations, neural stretches, soft tissue mobilisations, manipulations and acupuncture. Manual therapy may help to increase range of movement, reduce pain and return to normal function.