Not many people understand what is whiplash and before you start whiplash claims you should know the following. Extensive research has shown that whiplash injuries as a result of car accidents occur even with low speeds of around 10 miles per hour. The same research shows that more than half of all motor vehicle accidents have some degree of whiplash injury and up to sixty percent of people with a resulting whiplash injury can still be suffering symptoms and discomfort more than 2 years later. Taller people and the elderly are more likely to suffer a whiplash as well as drivers in smaller cars.
For a whiplash claim the main symptoms that are associated with a whiplash are pain, stiffness and tenderness, a varying decreased range of movement, muscle weakness and decreased tendon reflexes.
Often the recommended treatment for whiplash includes manipulation, mobilizations, exercises, massage and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Understandably there are some patients who are somewhat hesitant and fearful to have neck manipulations and it is well known that physiotherapy exercises also can aggravate. We already know that drugs and chemicals can have dangerous side effects.
One of the more unusual remedies for whiplash is that by using just two acupuncture points in the neck gave a high percentage of positive results and led to some medical practitioners to the conclusion to advocate acupuncture including electro-acupuncture in whiplash injuries.
A whiplash type trauma injury is also commonly seen in kung fu sparring and sports injuries, especially boxing and rugby and some acupuncture practitioners have been treating these types of injuries for many years now.
Acupuncture is a gentle and passive type of therapy when treating whiplash which reassures patients as often the neck can feel very vulnerable after a car accident.
Acupuncture in the hands of a skilled practitioner may sort out those who suffer from whiplash injuries but for whiplash claims you need to consult with your experienced whiplash claim solicitor who will diligently work away to get you the compensation that you undoubtedly deserve. As you need a professional for your health you need a professional for whiplash claims.