Most acute neck injuries are rarely serious and the pain will improve over time. Pain around the neck can be referred to the shoulder, shoulder blade area or the face and head. Headaches too are a common result of long standing neck pain. It’s important to keep your neck moving whilst it is recovering as this will prevent stiffness.
If a cervical nerve is pinched / irritated you may feel pain and or numbness / pins and needles in your arm / hand.
Rather than just treat short term pain – which can return, we develop a complete care plan for your specific management and care.
A whiplash occurs when your head is suddenly jolted backwards and forwards in a whip-like movement. This causes a stretch on the neck muscles and ligaments.
- pain and stiffness in your neck, jaw, shoulders, arms or lower back
- inability to move your neck properly
- dizziness, headaches, blurred vision, pain on swallowing
- difficulty in concentrating
How to treat it:
- Apply ice pack over the sore area for about 5 -10 minutes for the first couple of days.
- Sleeping on your back or your side provides a better position for your neck
- Use a pillow to support your neck whilst sitting or lying in bed.
Rehabilitation and recovery:
It is very important to begin a series of exercises to regain normal neck movement.
Exercises for Neck Pain Including Whiplash
Straighten up and look ahead. Tilt you head to the side – try to touch your ear to your shoulder. Repeat to the other side. Do not shrug your shoulders. Hold the stretch for about 10 seconds.
Straighten up; now look found over each shoulder in turn.
Straighten up; look upwards as if trying to point your chin to the ceiling, then downwards, putting your chin on your chest.
Moving your arms over shoulder muscles. Shrug your shoulders while breathing in and then relax them while breathing out. Try rolling them at the same time.
Circle your arms, one at a time, backwards and forwards – like swimming crawl and backstroke.
Making your neck muscles work without actually moving your head will reduce both fatigue and pain. Put your hand on the side of your head and apply increasing pressure. As you resist, you will feel your muscles contracting. Maintain the force for 10 seconds and then gradually release. Repeat on the other side.
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Initial Consultation & Treatment
- 45 – 60 minutes
Follow up Treatments
- 30 minutes