whiplash injury clinics in London
How do I help my whiplash injury?
whiplash injury treatment by osteopath in London.
Also our physiotherapists treat whiplash injuries.
What is whiplash
Whiplash is a neck injury due to a strong whipping movement of the head putting immense strain and possible damage to the lower neck.
Whiplash most often occurs during a rear-end car accident, but whiplash can also result from a sports accident or other trauma.
what are the main symptoms of whiplash?
- Neck stiffness and pain
- Worsening of pain with neck movements
- Loss of movement of the neck
- Headaches, most often starting at the top of the neck
- Tenderness or pain in the shoulder, upper back or arms
Numbness or tingling in the arms
Complications of whiplash
Whiplash can cause symptoms such as dizziness, blurred vision, hearing loss, and back and neck pain.
Prolonged or severe pain in whiplash
can make it very difficult to do daily activities and enjoy your leisure time.
The length of time it takes to recover from whiplash can vary and is very hard to predict.
Many people will feel better within a few weeks or months, but sometimes it can last up to many years and result in arthritis and change of cervical curvature.
If you have had a whiplash and you have headaches or your neck does not feel as before you should really consult an physiotherapist or osteopath in London
Treatments for whiplash include:
Often keeping your neck mobile and continuing with your normal activities – using a neck brace or collar is not always recommended.
Ice packs – but with a piece of clothing between the skin not to freeze burn the skin.
10 minutes max at the time, but repeat several time with a gap of another 10 minutes.
See an osteopath or physiotherapist who specialise in whiplash injury treatment in London.
They will diagnose the damage caused by the whiplash and treat you accordingly.
Whiplash treatment often involves gentle manipulation to the neck and upper back, soft tissue work to the overstretched muscles that might be in spasm.
Some gentle osteopathy or physiotherapy manipulation of the neck can help re-aligning the cervical spine and together with soft tissue massage and acupuncture for the pain.
A full recovery is in most cases expected pretty fast unless there is major tissue damage.
Our acupuncturist can help with pain relief and reduction of muscle spasm.
What is the best treatment for whiplash?
Treatment for whiplash injuries in London:
Most whiplash injuries have a mechanical reason to be there and as such a mechanical approach such as osteopathy or physiotherapy are ideal methods to free up the compressed joints and stiff muscles plus advicing on correct recovery from whiplash plus posture at work and at home.
At the Central London Osteopathy and Sports Injury Clinic we see whiplash very often, so we have a lot of experience in whiplash injuries.
People usually would see one of our osteopaths or physiotherapists for lower back pain – and conveniently based in Central London we often can see you on the same day if you book early enough.
If you want to find a whiplash injury clinic near me look no further.
With our Osteopathy and Sports injury clinic in Shoreditch, we are conveniently located for osteopathy in Central London, the City, Angel, Islington, Canary Wharf, Docklands, North, West, South and East London and is easily accessible from anywhere in London via London buses and trains and whether you are local or not, we will do our best to make your journey worth it.
Nearest tube stations: Old Street, Shoreditch High Street, Moorgate and Liverpool Street.
How do I find the best osteopathy clinic in London?
To find the best osteopath in London for your back pain, sciatica or other injury you should first ask your friends or colleagues who the think is their best osteopath in London .
You can also look up in google search for positive reviews and that way find the best osteopathy clinic in London according to other users experiences. To find the best physiotherapist in London by looking at the website of the physiotherapy clinic itself can also give good hints although you must be aware that it has been written by the physiotherapist himself with one of the main aims of letting you know that he is the best physiotherapist for you – and we are no different to all other physiotherapists in London on that point.
But please give us a call on 020 7739 5666 because it is impossible to say which is the best physiotherapy or osteopathy clinic in London – but we promise that our physiotherapists and osteopaths are very experienced, hands-on and will do their very best for you.
We have been going since 1991 and literally handpicked our osteopaths one by one.