Contemporary research also points to pain inhibition of important deep neck muscles that normally control fine neck movement and neck stability. If these aren’t performing well your neck will feel tired, your head will seem to be too heavy for your body and more superficial muscles will go into damage control tightening, jamming the joints and going into spasm.
We can assist with early pain relief and then assist you to regain joint mobility and to start work on strengthening the weak neck musculature as soon as possible to restore your body to optimal level of strength and function. Back and postural muscles are also strengthened.
It is critical to seek early advice and treatment, if pain persists the supportive muscles around your spine can begin to “switch off” and waste, further weakening your neck and giving pain.
Come and see one of our friendly Physiotherapists today!
NB. Also you can find some great self-help immediately from the latest whiplash booklet from the MAIC in conjunction with the University of QLD.