Physiotherapy for Whiplash Guide

Whiplash is a very common condition among people of all ages and all walks of life. While it is rarely a dangerous problem, it can be painful and can restrict movement for several weeks. As it is a traumatic injury to the neck area, it is important to get any suspected case of whiplash checked out by a medical professional to rule out any more serious problems which could have occurred.

What Are The Symptoms Of Whiplash?

Whiplash is usually caused as a result of a car accident or a sporting incident and has symptoms which can vary depending on the patient. Some of the most common include:

  • Neck stiffness or pain
  • Headaches
  • Pain in the shoulders, upper back or arm
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Hearing problems
  • Visual problems
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Difficulty in swallowing or speaking

In some cases, symptoms may appear straight away, however in others they could appear several days after the incident.

How Is Whiplash Treated?

The most common treatments for whiplash include offering medication for pain relief or to relieve tension in the muscles. If one of the symptoms is dizziness, vestibular rehabilitation is sometimes offered while in some cases, no active treatment is offered. Patients are just expected to wait it out until their symptoms disappear. Whiplash physiotherapy treatment is one very effective way to loosen stiff muscles, mobilise the joints and to increase strength in the area.

Are There Any Free Private Treatments Near Me?

Although NHS treatment for whiplash is often quite minor, some patients across the UK may find that they could benefit from free private treatments which could speed up their recovery and help them to get back to normal more quickly. Call Medical Expert today to find out if you could be eligible to make a claim so that you could benefit from healthcare in your area.

Which Free Private Treatments Could Be Available In My Area?

As well as offering free private medical supplies such as ice packs or heat compresses that are known to help in the relief of pain in cases of this type of injury, it is possible that you could benefit from whiplash physiotherapy treatment in your area delivered by a skilled and fully qualified healthcare local professional.

How Long Is Recovery Time For Whiplash?

If you are suffering from whiplash, the severity of your symptoms will determine how long your recovery time will be. In some cases, patients may get back to normal in just a few days, whereas for others, they will still not have regained full mobility within a few weeks. Underlying conditions may also have an effect on the length of the recovery period.

Is It Possible To Speed Up My Whiplash Recovery?

Whiplash physiotherapy treatment is one of the best ways to speed up recovery from your injury. By helping to facilitate the movement and strengthening of the joints and muscles in the neck and upper back, physiotherapy can restore function more rapidly and promote faster healing. Call us today and you could discover that you could benefit from this type of free private treatment near you.

Contact Medical Expert Today About Free Whiplash Physiotherapy Treatment

Whether you have been injured in a car accident or whether you were involved in a sporting injury, you could be eligible to receive free whiplash physiotherapy treatment to help you to recover more rapidly. Call Medical Expert on 020 3870 4868 to find out whether you could take advantage of your entitlement and get on the short-list for free whiplash physiotherapy treatment.