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Best Treatment For Whiplash

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Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta 12 Ada Street Harris Park NSW 2150: Best Treatment For Whiplash in Parramatta

Best Treatment For Whiplash

Symptoms of a whiplash may or may not improve over time. The symptoms may go away on its own after a few days or a couple weeks with treatment. It should be treated carefully and under the supervision of a Physiotherapist. Basic at home treatment options include using an heat or ice pack immediately after the accident in 5-10 minute intervals, following it after a couple days with a heating pad or hot towel. Over the counter painkillers can also be effective for reducing stiffness and pain. In some cases, a soft foam collar may be beneficial. A physiotherapist can help determine other exercises or treatment methods that will help alleviate whiplash.

It’s important to seek further medical attention if the symptoms don’t disappear in this time period, if the pain spreads to shoulders and arms, or you experience numbness and tingling. Symptoms can dramatically improve with the right medical advice and other treatments like physiotherapy.

Why does Whiplash happen?

  • Car accidents
  • A heavy object hitting you on the head
  • A fall where the head is jolted
  • A blow to the head, such as during contact sport

What Are The Symptoms Of Whiplash?

Whiplash symptoms usually begin within 6 to 12 hours after the injury but in severe cases it can be immediate. Often there is discomfort on the day of the injury leading to later onset of pain, swelling or bruising that can increase over subsequent days. Common symptoms of whiplash include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Shoulder pain
  • Arm pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Headaches
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Visual or hearing problems
  • Difficulties speaking or swallowing

Physiotherapy for Whiplash

Various physiotherapy treatments can be used for whiplash to help reduce the symptoms and severity of the condition. Whiplash physiotherapy treatments can include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Tissue manipulation
  • Stretches
  • Taping and bracing
  • Electrotherapy
  • Dry needling
  • Exercise recommendations
  • Posture correction
  • Health and lifestyle advice

Contact Us:

For more information on how we can further assist you, please call our clinic number on 0479 080 800  or send us an email on admin [email protected] for further details. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back on track.

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