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Understanding whiplash

Whiplash: easing neck pain and muscle stiffness

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Whiplash is a common injury resulting from rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, often experienced in car accidents or physical sports. 

If you've been involved in a car accident or an injury where you have developed whiplash, it is important to ensure that you haven't also suffered with a concussion injury; this may involve a visit to a medical professional or being checked out at a hospital. 

 

Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, and dizziness. Whiplash doesn't just involve the neck vertebrae, but often the muscles of the neck and shoulders too, which can tensed in the moment of the injury. This condition can be particularly frustrating for active adults, as it can limit both mobility and daily activities.

 

Medical treatments often focus on pain relief, which can be a slow and incomplete process.

A cartoon ambulance suggesting home remedies for whiplash

Home remedies for whiplash

Treating whiplash at home

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Rest and Gentle Neck Exercises

Following a whiplash injury, rest is important both for physical pain but also to allow for any mental or emotional recovery if whiplash has been caused by an incident like a fall or car crash.
However, rest and gentle neck exercises won't always alleviate the symptoms of whiplash.

Heat or Cold Therapy
As with many soft tissue injuries, people often turn to icing or heating. Some people choose to use one or the other, while others will use just heat or just ice. For many people, heat will feel much more comforting and restore movement more than icing, but regardless, relief will often only be temporary.

Pain Medication

Using pain medication can help reduce the pain; sometimes prescription medication will be needed if over the counter medication isn't strong enough.

 

Medication can reduce pain but won't always help in long-term recovery.Can reduce pain but doesn't aid in long-term recovery.

A cartoon figure holding a volleyball suggesting recovery from whiplash

Further help for whiplash injuries

Seeking professional help for whiplash symptoms

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If home remedies aren't helping or aren't proving enough of a recovery, then seeking professional help can be a useful next step.

 

At Lodge Sports and Remedial Massage, based in Red Lodge, Suffolk, close to Bury Saint Edmunds, Newmarket and Mildenhall, I specialise in treating injuries and pain, however caused. 

My unique approach involves massage therapy but also the revolutionary RAPID NeuroFascial Reset which allows me to brat both new and older injuries that have never quite gone away due to RAPID's interaction with the central nervous system. 

What does this mean for you? It means that you can be assured of a more effective and lasting recovery than either home remedies or traditional massage alone.

 

To find out how I can help you, simply get in touch with me to discuss your issues or just book your appointment today!

I know it's difficult to know who to trust.
So here's what my clients say about me.

I had contacted Melody because I had neck pain then had appointment, we discuss all details where my necks have started hurt.. then she gave my neck a deep muscle massage and in end it was worth and my neck isn’t in pain anymore!

Highly recommending Melody!

Satisfied client Gemma Head

Melody was fantastic with me.

 

As an equestrian I have a few injuries over the years and melony managed to release alot of tention and pain from an old injury.

 

Definitely recommend and sure I will be back for another treatment soon

Satisfied client Becky Ford

Fantastic treatment, really targeted my problem in a way other professionals have not and achieved much more success too.

 

Melody is very knowledgeable and her customer service is excellent.

 

Highly recommended.

Satisfied client Jo Glynn

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