Whip Lash Treatment
Why treat Whip Lash?
The current government has decided to attempt to reduce the payments made for whiplash injuries that arise from traffic accidents. The approach is based on the opinions of a panel of experts. One obvious problem is: "What constitutes an expert?" An orthopaedic surgeon who sees a few cases a year probably would not be considered expert in the field unless their (usually his) judgement would be likely to reduce payments. One who sees fifty cases a year and who thought the pay outs should increase (as in the USA) would be unwelcome on the committee.
Osteopaths treat whiplash cases regularly. Some car crashes cause the head to violently sway from side to side, often straining the muscles and ligaments of the side of the neck. When the collision is more front to back the head can travel forward with enough force to fracture the vertebral bodies before it rebounds backwards. This is quite rare fortunately and most whiplash cases involve strain of the muscles and ligaments between the shoulder blades and the large muscles of the front of the neck.
What the Osteopath treats
Osteopathy can treat whip lash, it is not always a one off quick fix, but that all depends on your symptoms and severity of the whip lash suffered