Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car accidents, often result in whiplash injuries and other traumas, which are very traumatic to the neck and spine. Even slow speed impacts can cause significant injury to the delicate tissues of the neck. Whiplash is a term used to describe the over-stretching injuries to the joints, ligaments and muscles of the neck and upper back. This occurs from the sudden stopping or acceleration from an auto accident. The neck is whipped back and forth without the muscles having time to react to protect the neck.
Depending on the severity of you whiplash injury, soft tissue can take anywhere from 6-8 weeks to heal. The injured neck and spinal muscles can sustain long-term damage if the proper rehabilitation is not completed. At Physiotherapy Kingston and Spinal Rehab Centre, our first priority is to help reduce your pain, then evaluate where you may have restrictions in your spine from the injury. To avoid long-term injury, physiotherapy is recommended to recuperate the injured muscles, improve stability to the neck and spine, and help you recover to a normal pain-free state.
In the case of severe injuries, including fractures, we work closely with your physician to ensure that you have a complete recovery, reduce your pain quickly and get you back to the activities you love.