Friday, April 25, 2014

What Causes Whiplash?

Most people associate whiplash with being in a car accident, but did you know that’s not the only thing that can be the cause?  Headbanging (really), bungee jumping and even something as small as falling can be the source of the injury; anything that forces your neck and head to be thrown back and sideways suddenly.    

Whiplash is the non-medical term often used to describe hyperflexion and hyperextension, it is also one of the most common non-fatal car crash injuries.  Symptoms of whiplash, or “Cervical acceleration-deceleration”, range from headaches, pain in the neck and back to feeling pins and needles (sensory disturbance) in the arms and legs.  These symptoms may be present immediately after the injury, but can take days to be felt fully.   

If you or someone you know is still suffering from whiplash pain, call Academy Massage to arrange a restorative massage session!  We will work with you to assess your injury and determine the best form of compatible treatment to your existing program.    

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