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Alternative Therapies

Injuries always prevent you from getting on with work and functioning properly. They also cause pain and mental trauma.

Whiplash injuries generally happen on the cervical vertebrae or on the neck. They are also referred to as Acute Soft Tissue Neck Sprain and can be of immense concern if not taken care of in time. When such an injury occurs, it is the tendons, muscles and ligaments that are stretched far beyond the normal motion and torn range. If there is a severe injury, it may lead to injuries of the spinal cord or even neck fractures. Although the injury may not show up at the very point of accident, they may develop a little later when the symptoms of the whiplash begin to surface.

Whiplash injuries are quite troublesome as they hurt and pain a lot. To add, the treatments are often expensive and take very long to heal. In such matters when the treatment for these whiplash injuries lies beyond paying capacity, it is always better to look for alternative therapies like acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage and Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation. These are certain non conventional alternative therapies that can be availed for treating whiplash pain.

  • Acupuncture is done by inserting of the ultra fine needles at particular locations on the skin to relieve the patient from pain.
  • Chiropractic care works really well for neck pain as there is a pairing of the exercises and spinal manipulation.
  • In massage there is a kneading of tight neck muscles to provide relief. The neck muscles are then relaxed and a hot bath/ shower or a microwave warmed moist towel used to add comfort to the stressed muscles.
  • The Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation or the TENS is basically a device which applies a very mild electric-current to your skin to decrease pain. The idea is to interfere with the pain signal transmission so that chronic whiplash pain can be countered. It is often accompanied by apt exercises.

Often mobility exercises and cold compress are also used as therapies for treating chronic pain in the neck. It is very crucial that these injuries are well catered to with apt medication and therapies in time or they may worsen and develop for entire life span of the victim.

Accident at work
Mr G is a fitness instructor, using military style training techniques. His employers insisted that he cover 4 lessons per day covering at least 14 miles whilst carrying army packs and wearing marching boots. As a result of his excessive workload he suffered an injury to his hip which required surgery and prevented him from participating in contact sports.Within a year of being instructed Cooks settled his claim for £11,500. Mr G commented:
"an extremely professional service, who utilized every avenue to enhance my claim. Thank you very much"
Mr G from North Yorks

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case