It could happen to anyone: you are driving along in your lane of traffic and another vehicle changes lanes and crashes their vehicle into yours. When this happens, what are you going to do? While most people’s immediate reactions are to phone the police, a towing provider, and their insurance companies; they must also seek medical treatment for themselves. If unable to schedule an appointment with a medical practitioner the same day, it is imperative the first visit must be scheduled within 14 days.
One of the best ways of treating neck pain after an injury is through the use of hands-on, manipulative therapies. This is where a skilled physician manipulates a specific area and performs a variety of adjustments and non-invasive therapies to include: targeted neck and spinal manipulations and adjustments, rehabilitative physiotherapy, and neuromuscular massage therapy. While not inclusive, electrical and heat therapies can also be used in conjunction with prescribed treatments to further target and treat the sources of pain.
When not receiving treatment, patients are instructed and required to perform specific exercises designed to help facilitate the rehabilitation process. These will help stretch and strengthen problem areas and will also help doctors access a patient’s abilities during subsequent treatment visits.