12/11/2011 0 Comments
Getting in a car accident is a scary thing for anybody. If you know what to expect from your body, it can be a little less scary. The most common injury from a car accident is whiplash in the neck. This means that your neck went through a backward and forward movement forcefully and quickly without muscle control.
These are typical symptoms:
Here’s a starting point to help yourself:
Start gentle movements in your neck:
Use good posture, because everything heals better when you’re in a good position. Pay extra special attention to your posture while doing these exercises:
If these things don’t help, and you’re not feeling better within a few weeks, then I recommend physical therapy so you can get an individualized program.
Tell your doctor and physical therapist if you experience the following:
For more information on whiplash, click here.
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Brent Dodge is the founding owner of Alpine Physical Therapy and is a board certified orthopedic specialist. He holds additional certifications in Functional Dry Needling, Manual Physical Therapy, and Strength and Conditioning.
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