Whiplash Treatment Brisbane

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Whiplash Treatment Brisbane

Whiplash occurs when there is a forceful trauma to the neck. 

Causes of Whiplash

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Falls
  • Sporting injuries
  • Any significant sudden jolt to the neck.

Whiplash effects the function of the muscles and joints (alignment) of the neck. It can also have more serious implications such as damage to discs in the neck.

Symptoms of Whiplash

Can take a number of days to manifest. They can include:

  • neck pain
  • back pain
  • headaches
  • confusion
  • numbness in the neck or arms.

How we treat whiplash

The Osteopaths here use a range of techniques from massage, stretching, manipulation and a number of very gentle techniques for whiplash treatment Brisbane. Using forceful techniques on an acute sprain can add to the damage that’s already occurred. If you sprained your ankle, you wouldn’t want someone pulling on it forcefully. This is even more true for the neck.

In fresh cases of whiplash, we only use very gentle techniques to improve the neck and to minimize further harm or damage. The gentle techniques can improve whiplash regardless if the damage is just soft tissue or if there is also a disc bulge in the neck. They can be performed immediately after the injury has occurred.  The sooner the whiplash is treated, the faster the patient can recover.

What we do differently?

For whiplash treatment Brisbane, we use a system, created by the principle Osteopath of the practice, called Osteo Diagnostic Platform (ODP). ODP diagnoses and treats the neck and pelvis differently. In cases of whiplash some practitioners only focus on the neck. The neck is very important in whiplash. However, the trauma can have far reaching impacts throughout the body, particularly in the pelvis. The key to the results we achieve with patients, who have chronic pain following whiplash and have been unresponsive to other treatment, is the way we assess and treat the pelvis as well as the neck.

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Within the Bardon Counselling & Natural Therapies Centre

151 Boundary Rd 

Bardon 4065

 

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