A whiplash injury is usually caused by a sudden backward (extension) and forward (flexion) motion of the neck. A whiplash can result in minor injury, or it may be severe and include damage to the ligaments, intervertebral joints, nerve roots, and cervical muscles. Rear-ended car collisions are the most common cause of whiplash injuries, followed by sports.
Whiplash occurs when the neck is forced to flex forward and back until the anterior longitudinal ligament or the facet joints stop the motion. This action often causes damage to the facet joints that are on the back of each vertebra. These joints can become compressed, and as a result, begin to swell. The swelling in the facet joints may transfer pain to the back of the head (whiplash headaches).
Other damage that can occur as a result of a whiplash injury includes damage to the anterior longitudinal ligament. The ligament may become torn or overstretched, leading to possible spinal disc herniation. Diagnostic testing such, as an MRI, CT scan, and/or x-rays, may be necessary to determine the extent of your whiplash injury, as well as the appropriate treatment.
Conservative treatment for whiplash injuries usually focuses on supporting the neck during the initial phase- this allows the stressed muscles and ligaments to heal. Ultrasound Therapy may be used to aid in the healing process.
An Inferno Wrap Energy Device for the back is one of the most helpful tools for a wide variety of painful back-related problems. Through the use of the patented Energy Web, muscles are safely and gently heated- increasing oxygen and nutrient rich blood flow within the treated area. Your body's natural response to this increased temperature is to try to maintain a condition of "homeostasis" in a balanced environment (basically, your body increases blood flow to the heated area in an attempt to drop the temperature). With the rapid increase in blood flow to the area (a term known as vasodilation), there is an increase in the supply of oxygen and nutrients to injured cells, and toxins are flushed out (including lactic acid, commonly found in trigger points)- both of which promote healing. Our Inferno Wrap for the Back provides effective, non-invasive, non-addictive pain relief with no side effects.
Our Cold Compression Wraps are recommended as a top therapeutic wrap by Leading Health Institutes like the Cleveland Clinic, several professional sports organizations, and countless medical professionals. That's why we sell them- they are the best money can buy! They work to numb nerves, which will dull the pain in your aching muscles. We have noticed over time that our customers are so fond of our "Freezie" Cold Compression Wraps that they are frequently coming back and ordering a second one- this way, they can have a spare frozen one in the freezer while wearing the other. "Freezie" Wraps are becoming very popular with baseball and soccer trainers, and the wraps can be conveniently stored in a cooler for quick application on the field when needed.
Ultrasound Therapy is also a helpful tool for pain treatment, muscle relaxation, and prevention of back problems- having a portable Ultrasound device at home is a powerful, effective, and convenient treatment tool. If you have symptoms, or are recovering from a back related injury, using Ultrasound on a regular basis before your activity or throughout the day will help relax your muscles, diminish pain and inflammation, soften any scar tissue build-up, and contribute greatly to the healing of your injury.
If you suffer from muscle pain after certain activities or movements, use Ultrasound Therapy when you complete the activity, and then rest. Limit the application of Ultrasound to a couple of treatments per day (the manual which comes with the unit will recommend treatment frequency depending on your injury/condition). In between Ultrasound treatments, maximize your pain relief and injury recovery time by using the Inferno Wrap. Proven Performance, Proven Relief - only found at MendMeShop.com! If you have been given a treatment plan by your healthcare professional, make sure you adhere to it to ensure pain free living. Ask your healthcare professional about how you can add MendMeShop products to your treatment routine! In general, people who are committed to their therapies and exercises will have the best medical outcomes.
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We encourage you to contact our office directly with any questions you may have or advice on treating your back injuries, whiplash injuries or sciatica. You can be assured all your questions will be answered in a thorough and courteous manner by our trained staff.
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