Whiplash is caused by sudden back-and-forth movement of the neck in an accident. However, if not treated well, it causes long-lasting injury to muscles and tendons. There are some precautions and ways for the treatment of whiplash. Cold and heat packs eliminate and relieve pain. 

Exercise and gentle massage are also helpful to lessen the pain and improve the condition. Let’s dive deeper into how to treat whiplash at home.

What is the fastest way to recover from whiplash?

Most of the whiplash injuries heal on their own. Below are the precautions a person must take to avoid long-lasting effects of injury:

  • Avoid weight lifting.
  • Avoid driving. 
  • Take a break from activities like running and swimming.
  • Avoid a visit to the amusement park.

To recover from a whiplash injury you must follow precautions and give yourself some rest and time to heal. It can be painful but there are ways to overcome pain which we have mentioned in this blog.

Will whiplash heal on its own?

For the treatment of whiplash, mild whiplash can be treated at home. In case of, a severe whiplash injury, a person might need medical attention because timely treatment can protect you from long-lasting effects.

Whiplash pain can last from a few weeks to 3 months. If it persists longer then you must see a doctor.

What is the best way to treat whiplash?

Use a heat or cold pack. If you have inflammation or swelling in your neck region, apply a cold pack for 15 minutes every 2-3 hours for 7 days. 

Cold pack restricts blood flow to muscles and tendons and reduces pain. 

When the swelling subsides, you can switch to a heat pack, it will soothe your muscles and promote relaxation. You can choose between heat or cold packs if you get relief from one or the other.

How should you sleep if you have whiplash?

Most of the time we ignore sleeping positions which can worsen the condition and increase pain. If you have whiplash try not to sleep on too soft or firm space. Roll a towel and place it under your neck for maximum support. Consider using an orthopedic pillow. 

KKT Treatment 

KKT utilizes “Quantum Waves” which can gently restore the asymmetrical spine to its original position. This will allow many of the muscles, ligaments, and nerves that have been abnormally positioned, due to the spine shift because of injury, to return to their normal positions eliminating the neck pain. 

If you are troubled with whiplash, book your appointment with us today.