WHIPLASH PHYSICAL THERAPY EDMONTON
If you recently had a whiplash avoiding physiotherapy can be very dangerous to your overall health. Whiplash is a condition that causes the body to suddenly push forward and backward again. It happens swiftly and unexpectedly and can cause irritation of joints, muscle spasms, injury of soft tissues, and serious pain. In some cases, a patient’s pain can even be delayed for days.
Whiplash affects the upper body, especially the neck. It is often caused by accidents and athletes who play contact sports (for example, boxing). If you’re suffering from whiplash, meeting with a physiotherapist can help address your condition. Contact Granville Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic to schedule an appointment ASAP!!!
While you might feel safe even after an accident that can cause whiplash, There are some obvious whiplash symptoms that can be seen. These include;
- Numbness and tingling in some parts of the body
- Aches and chronic, persistent pains in the neck, shoulders, and back
- Tiredness and dizziness
- Blurred vision
- Hard and painful movement of the neck.
- Delayed pain in the neck and shoulder region
- Weakness of the limbs and problems with sitting upright and walking
In checking for further symptoms, an MRI is used to identify inflammation of the nerve as a source of symptoms in patients suffering from Whiplash or its related disease.
There are different grades or levels of whiplash severity. During the examination, a grading system is used to check and eliminate symptoms when diagnosing a patient. However, most patients are diagnosed with grade one or two Whiplash.
Grade one Whiplash : Here, you can move comfortably but still feel pain.
Grade two whiplash : There is difficulty and restriction in movement, along with discomfort and pain.
Grade three whiplash : This is a combination of grade two Whiplash, severe soft-tissue injury, and possible neurological problems.
Grade 4 whiplash : Here, there’s a serious injury and probably a dislocation to the neck area.
The amount of time it takes to recover from whiplash is determined by several factors. It could be the patient’s condition or an injury. These factors will influence the type of treatment or rehabilitation you receive from a physiotherapist. In most cases, full recovery takes between 6 and 8 weeks. If your symptoms persist after 12 weeks, you will need to be referred to a specialist.
A physiotherapist is someone who has gone through training to help you deal with the different pain caused by whiplash. They have skilled with several therapeutic treatment techniques to assist you in achieving a full recovery state.
Since whiplash affects the muscles and tissues, your physiotherapist will examine the affected body area and ask some questions. At Granville Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic, we adopt different approaches to treat whiplash and help our patients completely recover.
For your first appointment, your assigned physiotherapist will examine your affected body area using neurological, biomechanical, and musculoskeletal tests. They will also ask specific questions to understand exactly what has happened to your neck. Afterward, you will be given a personalized treatment plan. There could also be arrangements for follow-up appointments, depending on your condition.
Manual therapies (hands-on treatments) are administered for effective treatment of Whiplash and can offer relief from the pain. Pragmatically, this treatment helps to reduce muscle tension while easing movement in that part of the body. These include acupuncture, soft-tissue massage, and joint movements. In addition, exercises are also included in a patient treatment plan to manage whiplash.
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Has an unplanned incident put you down? Do you want to get back to your favorite sport quickly? Our mandate is to help you meet all your sporting and non-sporting physical goals. Your summer bucket list will not be a problem.
Granville Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic in Edmonton, Canada, has an excellent, proficient team of dedicated physical therapists. We offer comprehensive therapeutic treatment services for any pain or injury you may have. Our patients find comfort and a sense of solace in our services, not only because of our team of efficient physiotherapists but also because of our available technology and treatment routines.