Best Stretches for Whiplash from a Car Accident

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash causes a swift and intense movement of the head forward then-backward. A sudden and unexpected collision will give rise to the excessive force of impact into the joints of the neck and the head, causing extreme pain in the joints, swelling and occasionally, fractures.

Upon collision, you may not feel any pain in your body. This is typical with whiplash. Usually, the pain will appear two to three days after the incident and can last for months.

The purpose of Chiropractic teatment after an auto injury is to bring the body back to as near to its condition before the auto accident. Beyond Wellness Chiropractor Center is a great place to receive treatment for whiplash. The chiropractor will make sure that the right treatment is given to each patient.

The purpose of Chiropractic teatment after an auto injury is to bring the body back to as near to its condition before the auto accident.

Stretches for Whiplash

Chin Tucks

This is an effective postural exercise to alleviate neck pain. It helps strengthen the muscles that pull the head back into alignment over the shoulders. You can do this even if you are sitting during work at the office or at home, or simply in a car as a passenger.

The neck is stretched or extended. This exercise pulls your head forward and creates a shorter looking neckline.

Step 1 – Sit up straight and hold your shoulder blades together during the exercise.

Step 2- Look straight ahead. Slowly pull your head backward as if you are tucking your chin. Hold when you feel a stretch in the back of your neck.

Step 3 – Hold for 5 seconds, then, relax. Repeat up to ten (10) times.

Side–Bending

This kind of exercise is to tilt your head, bringing your ear close to your shoulder.

Step 1 – Sit up straight and hold your shoulder blades together. Tilt your head to the right, bringing your ear close to your shoulder until you feel a stretch along the left side of your neck.

Step 2 – Hold for five (5) seconds, then, relax. Repeat ten (10) times on both sides.

Step 3 – Repeat this exercise on the opposite side.

How we can help:

At Beyond Wellness Chiropractic Center, we will help you ease neck pain associated with whiplash. With this in mind, give us a call today to schedule an appointment.