Whiplash Treatment in Layton, Syracuse, Farmington, and Roy
Physical therapy is designed to improve movement and restore motion to the head and neck following an injury. Whiplash occurs when a forceful movement to the neck causes the muscles to extend beyond their normal range. Patients often experience a back and forth motion when the injury occurs. Car accidents, sports injuries, and other types of trauma are often to blame for whiplash injuries. While most people will see their symptoms start to dissipate within a few weeks following injury, some patients experience ongoing pain and inflammation. Wasatch Peak Physical Therapy provides whiplash treatment at our four Northern Utah physical therapy locations in Layton, Syracuse, Farmington, and Roy.
Symptoms of Whiplash
Symptoms of whiplash can develop within a few hours or days following an injury. Whiplash symptoms include the following:
- Neck pain
- Limited range of motion of the neck
- Tenderness in the neck, shoulders, upper back, and arms
- Numbness and tingling in the arms
- Dizziness and vision problems
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Depression and anxiety
Causes of Whiplash
Rear-end automobile collisions usually are to blame for most whiplash injuries. Contact sports can lead to whiplash, as can other issues such as physical abuse or trauma. During a car accident, the head can be rapidly tossed back and forth, causing muscles to be hyperextended. As the head goes through a whip-like motion, the muscles, joints, and ligaments of the neck and upper back are strained and can have small tears. It doesn’t take a lot of force for whiplash to occur, but the severity of the injury can depend on the amount of force the neck sustains.
Treatments for Whiplash
Physical therapy treatments for whiplash are designed to relax the muscles and restore range of motion. Our experts will evaluate your condition’s severity to determine the best possible therapeutic exercises and passive treatments to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, restore motion, and improve mobility. We recommend contacting one of our four Northern Utah physical therapy locations for whiplash treatment. Let our experts help you regain range of motion and live without whiplash injury pain!