Basic Ways to Overcome Whiplash in Las Vegas
Whiplash is a term which is non-medical and is used to describe a condition of neck pain, caused by backward and frontal movement of the neck, thus causing injury to various ligaments, tendons or even muscles of the neck. Whiplash, is basically associated with car accident treatment, as it happens mainly due to car accidents. It is known as WAD or Whiplash Associated Disorders, for all the signs and symptoms of the said comes under WAD.
WAD has three definite and one indefinite stages.
- WAD I – There is a physical pain, but the reports can’t find any particular injury.
- WAD II – Reports depict the injury, but the injury is not related to neurological matters, i.e. no numbness or weakness.
- WAD III – Neurological problems.
- WAD IV – It includes dislocation or fractures of bones.
The patient can be helped through various ways, like getting an appointment with a car accident chiropractor, or a car accident doctor. But above all this, it is important to go back to the daily life and follow the daily routine. A patient of WAD I and WAD II can easily recover, without much fuss and complication, just by going back to the daily life.
But those who suffer from WAD III or from severe symptoms they need to visit car accident chiropractor, and pursue the long term treatment options. Besides receiving treatment from southern Nevada chiropractic clinics, there are certain things that can be done at home. They are mentioned below-
It is always advised to follow your daily routine, even when you are going through treatments, but at the same time, it is also advised that proper protection and care should be taken, while doing the daily chores. The basic hint is to avoid the works that can cause strain or pain in the neck. Also a cervical collar, shouldn’t be used at home unless it is WAD III or WAD IV.
During a car accident treatment, a car accident doctor always suggests proper resting. Straining yourself, is more likely to injury yourself more and it also delays the healing. So, it is better to avoid extra work, and give your body some rest as and when possible.
Using Ice over Heat –
Ice helps in reducing swelling, and therefore always apply ice to the injured areas, instead of hot water or heat, for though it may give you temporary relief, it will decrease the chances of healing.
Compressing and Elevating –
These are mainly for acute ankle, foot, knee, elbow injuries.
In case of acute neck injury, there are 2 exercises that can be performed:
Head Glides –
Poking out of the head or chin, while positing the chin as one does for creating a double/triple chin.
Range of Motion –
It is moving the head forward-backward, side-ways like right to left. It can be done without hands, or with hands by applying little resistance. While doing so check that no further pain is caused.
When in a car accident and suffering from Whiplash, it is important to go through the correct treatment, and southern Nevada chiropractic provides the same. Wherever you visit, just make sure you visit the best car accident chiropractor and get your WAD condition treated.
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