Whiplash Injury

Are you Suffering from a Whiplash Injury in Calgary?

Then National Spine & Wellness has the solution for your Calgary Whiplash Injury.

Whether you have just been injured in a motor vehicle accident or have been suffering from persistent pain from an accident a long time ago, here are some secrets you should know.

At National Spine & Wellness, we help a lot of people that injured their neck in a car accident. The more you know about what is wrong and what can be done to fix it, the faster you’ll recover. Here are some things you need to know about whiplash injuries.

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What is a Whiplash Injury?

This type of injury is most commonly associated in North America with Motor Vehicle Collisions. For example, you might hear someone say, “they got whiplash when their car was rear-ended by another car.”

What does this mean?

The term Whiplash can be confusing to most people. To be clear, the term Whiplash Injury will be used to describe how the injury occurs (a mechanism of injury). The injuries sustained from this whiplash movement range from sprains and strains of the neck, back, and shoulder girdle up to nerve injuries, herniated discs, and even fractures.

How it happens

The head is sitting on top of the neck, much like a ball on a stick. When an unexpected, jarring movement occurs, such as when you are hit from behind by another car, the weight of the head causes the neck to snap backward and forwards. This extreme movement is similar to the lash of a whip and can result in damage to the bones and soft tissues of the neck, which can be quite painful.

Not just a Motor Vehicle Collision

Although most often associated with motor vehicle collisions, this type of movement and injury can occur in work injuries or sports injuries.

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It is the practice of a strong work ethic, continuous education, and prioritizing patient outcomes that makes the difference. Together with our knowledge, programs and expertise, our mission is to help you live a perpetual life of wellness. We are National Spine & Wellness, and we invite you to experience proven results through expert care.

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Who should I see for my Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries?

This is a tough question most people face when trying to find a solution for their whiplash pain and injuries. We take the think out of that question.

Our team all works together under one roof, so it won’t matter who you begin with for your initial assessment. Our physiotherapists, chiropractors, and physicians are all experts at assessing your whiplash injury. Once accurately diagnosed, they will recommend the best care plan for you, and here is the best part: Because we are all under one roof, we can all talk to each other if your treatment plan requires more than one health practitioner to be involved.

You may require medication or injections from our physician, IMS and rehab from our physiotherapists and adjustments and soft tissue therapy from our chiropractor. Wouldn’t it be nice if all of your health care team worked together to support you?

Here is the good news

Your insurance often will fully cover the cost of your assessment and treatment with our chiropractors and physiotherapists if you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident. The good news is that we can direct bill your insurance, so you will not be out of pocket for any treatment expenses.

More good news

If you do have neck weakness that is contributing to ongoing pain, the MCU is also the answer. Under the supervision of our expert physiotherapists and chiropractors, the neck machine allows for a customized specific rehabilitation strengthening program. Our research showed that people who had pain for more than eight years were able to double their neck strength and reduce their pain and disability by more than 60% over a six to an eight-week treatment plan.

Our Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, and Sports Medicine physicians can help you deal with your whiplash injury and pain in Calgary.

We have a new treatment available. Click here to learn about the MCU and how it can help you with your whiplash injury.


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National Spine & Wellness’ 3 Step Treatment Plan

Our care involves the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders
of the muscles, bones, and joints, especially the spine. Your first visit to National
Spine & Wellness is dedicated to learning about the history of your pain and how
it impacts your daily life.

The information we gather during your initial assessment is used to create a 3-
step treatment plan.

Step One: Pain Relief

Did you know that manual therapy is one of only very few treatments science has proven to be the most effective for relieving your back and neck pain? Our team are experts at this treatment but also understand that this isn’t all you may need to get better.

They also work collaboratively with your health care team to get you out of pain and get you moving in a safe, controlled fashion.

Step Two: Rebuild Strength & Agility

Ask yourself, if you were 100% what would you be doing?

That is the question we put to you first and foremost so we can customize your treatment plan.

Once your pain begins to go away we empower you to gain the knowledge, understanding, and tools to build your resiliency to get back to the activities you love.

Step Three: Maintain & Improve

By using a wellness model customized to your specific needs, we can give you the knowledge and tools to maintain and improve your health in a wellness model. Once the problem that was causing your symptoms is corrected, we will also work with you to learn ways to prevent the pain from returning.

The goal of our care is to offer preventative maintenance for pain-free living.

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