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Whiplash Rehabilitation

Whiplash is a rigorous and chronic neck injury which is also known as post-traumatic grievance. Now-a-days Whiplash is proving as an increasingly frequent clinical problem. Whiplash Rehabilitation helps a person to recover from his injury as soon as possible and regain as much function as he can.

Whiplash is an injury caused to the soft tissue in the spinal area when the neck is forcibly stretched, strained or bend forward and then backward. Muscles and ligaments of the neck are badly hurt in this type of injury. The most recurrent complaint is headache and inflexibility in the neck. Generally symptoms come into sight within first couple of weeks.

Reasons for Whiplash

Whiplash is a severe neck injury which badly affects the nervous system and general health for a longer duration of time. Mostly this kind of injury occurs when a person has ruthlessly collided with the rear end of an automobile or else if it is a sports injury. Whiplash brutally affects the mental state of the body which sometimes leads to musculoskeletal and mechanical disorders.

Next time when the patient is to drive again he needs to be motivated so that he gets rid of the new phobia which had developed in his mind when he was being cured. Even after being cured some pain, soreness, stiffness of the cervical musculature continues that now and then annoys the patient.

Symptoms:

  • Neck pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Ringing in ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Shoulder pain
  • Low back pain
  • irritability
  • sleeplessness
  • tiredness
  • concentration or memory problems
  • Difficulties with memory
  • Vision problems

Prescribed Exercises

Stretching is commonly prescribed by the therapists. Moreover, isometric and isokinetic movements also help to alleviate faster. Physiotherapist puts into practice, the chiropractic therapy including eye-head-neck-arm coordinated movements and coordination of the entire vertebral column.


General Treatment:

  • Ice applications for at least 24 hours
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications should be provided
  • Gentle active movements should be practiced after 24 hours
  • Both heat and cold can give patient some better relief
  • Muscle relaxing medications should also be given

Whiplash Rehabilitation

In Whiplash Rehabilitation, physiotherapist reviews and deals with the patient’s mobility and helps to regain body strength. Dietician plays an important role and concentrates on nutritional needs including the management of weight gain or loss.

Multimodal treatment is given to whiplash patients so as to lessen the risk of long-term problems. Specially designed cervical pillows support the normal curve of the cervical spine which results in tremendous help throughout care.

Testimonials
Trip on highway
Mrs J tripped on a pothole whilst crossing a service road running parallel to a main road, fracturing her shoulder, wrist and ankle. The Council initially denied full liability for her accident alleging Mrs J was partly to blame for not avoiding the pothole. Cooks arranged a Conference with a barrister and on his advice rejected this. After intense negotiations Mrs J was awarded £17,000.00 she said:
"I had help from the start regarding my claim and found the advice very reassuring. I have never had to make a claim before so was apprehensive but you did a lot to alleviate my worries. Thanks again for all your help and support."
Mrs J from London

See how much your claim could be worth.

Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
£30,000
Wrist Injury
£3,000
Serious Neck Injury
£30,000
Serious Hand Injury
£10,000
Ankle Injury
£3,000
Serious Knee Injury
£20,000
Serious Head Injury
£50,000

*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