Have You Suffered A Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash injuries often occur when an individual is involved in car accident or situation where they experience an unexpected force. Typical whiplash injuries can present as both neck and lower back pain.
Whiplash injuries often result in an individual developing soreness in their neck or lower back and result in a lot of muscle spasm and guarding and perhaps irritation of joints in the neck and back.
Treatment and management can consist of gentle soft tissue massage, traction to the joints, gentle stretching, bracing or taping and joint mobilisation. The Osteopath will also provide you with some gentle stretches and rehabilitation exercises to perform to help with restoring normal range of movement.
The vast majority of whiplash injuries will generally resolve over a number of weeks to 1 – 2 months with conservative treatment and management.
How Can An Osteopath At Principle Four Osteopathy Help You?
- Your Osteopath will take you through a detailed case history and assessment to help identify the cause of your injury and give you a diagnosis.
- Your Osteopath will provide you with a treatment and management plan that is appropriate for the injury or condition.
- This also includes listening to your goals as a client and ensuring that the treatment and management plan is discussed with you and focused towards you achieving these goals.
- In some cases your Osteopath may be required to refer for further assessment and investigation and this may be with one of our Trusted Professional Network of practitioners.
- Your Osteopath may provide hands on Osteopathy or provide you with an exercise prescription / rehabilitation program.
- Your Osteopath will provide you with a treatment and management program that educates and shows you how to better manage your condition through stretching, mobility and strengthening where appropriate.
To find out more about how to better treat and manage your back or neck pain, please call 03 9670 9290 or book an appointment online to see one of our Osteopaths at Principle Four Osteopathy.