Have you ever been involved in a car accident or fallen on ice?   You may be a victim of a whiplash injury. A whiplash neck injury is caused by an accident that stretches your neck beyond its normal limit. It often happens in motor vehicle accidents, contact sports, falls, and assaults.

The most common symptom of whiplash is neck pain because your body wants to tell you that something has gone wrong after a traumatic event. Eventually, your neck might knot up, causing muscle spasms and you will not able to move your neck easily. Your body is trying to protect you from further injury by immobilizing your neck through guarding and pain.  This is a great strategy for a short period of time. However, it will reduce your blood circulation and give rise to other problems in the long run. Some common problems are headaches and shooting pain down to your shoulder and arm.

Now, I have some tips for you if you want to lessen the chances of you getting a whiplash injury. First of all, most whiplash injuries happen during a motor vehicle accident. You have to make sure you fasten your seat belt when you drive.  Secondly, adjust your head rest so your neck does not snap backward if you get rear ended.

Physical therapy treatment and chiropractic adjustments are effective ways to reduce your neck pain and speed up your recovery. At Synergy Healthcare in Spokane, our therapists  perform custom manual (hands on) techniques to reduce your neck symptoms and restore your neck motion.   These techniques include myofascial release strain counter strain, muscle energy, trigger point and craniosacral therapy.  We also provide an exercise programs to increase your strength and flexibility. It is our goal to help you get back into your life as soon as possible.

Synergy Healthcare offers physical therapy, occupational therapy and massage therapy in Spokane Valley, WA. Our highly trained therapists are ready to get you back on track fast! We try to prepare helpful articles that can help enrich your life. Have a question you want answered? Email us at info@synergyspokane.com or call at 509-413-1630 for more information. Comment below or give us a shout-out on Facebook– we love to hear whats on your mind!

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