Practical Exercises to Help Whiplash Injuries
Exercise is considered to be an integral part of whiplash treatment. However, it is usually taken for granted by doctors and patients alike. We will put focus on a number of effective and practical exercises in the course of the following health updates.
The following is the first part of the Health Updates series known as brain exercises:
1st Brain Exercise: This exercise involves moving the head with the eyes fixed in a still position. A pen should be held in front of the eyes at a comfortable distance. The individual should then maintain eye contact with the pen as he/she rotates the head from one side to side 10 times. However, you should stop when you feel dizzy and proceed only after getting some rest. This should be repeated thrice in a day.
2nd Brain Exercise: This particular brain exercise is performed with the head held still but with moving eyes. It should be noted that it is only the eyes that should be moving with the pen from left to right. One should never at any instance lose sight of the pen. Similarly, stop when you experience a dizzy feeling but make sure to make an attempt as the day progresses. This exercise should be repeated three times in a single day.
3rd Brain exercise: This brain exercise is also known as the standing balance test. It entails an individual standing with their both their feet close together. In case, one is feeling unsteady they should try standing with their feet shoulder-width apart. Ideally, a person should feel steady for up to half a minute with their eyes both opened and closed. This exercise should be repeated quite often for those who feel unsteady until they experience a profound improvement with closed eyes. It can be varied by placing one foot in front of another foot and switching them up on completion of every test. The variation which is significantly challenging involves a 3rd individual standing on a single foot with eyes both open and closed. Ensure to switch sides after performing each test. The most difficult one involves standing next to a counter or even the corner of a room to catch one’s self from falling.
It should come to your attention that these exercises are far from neck specific because there are others tailor-made for that. The neck specific exercises fully incorporate head/eye movements, help with balance/ coordination challenges as well as address symptoms like headache, dizziness, post-concussion symptoms (these include difficulty concentrating, memory loss etc.) and many others. Such exercise are considered to be quite helpful since they contribute to the health and wellbeing of neuropathways. This is commonly described as wiring of the nervous system to allow for the smooth uninterrupted flow of information to and from the spinal cord, brain as well as other parts of the human body. These are the factors that help in the better and safer functioning of people as they go about their everyday activities. At Las Vegas car accident treatment you can be thoroughly trained in these exercises as our services are considered to be the best of southern Nevada chiropractic. This might be because you feel uncomfortable performing them on your own.
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