Whiplash Recovery: Exercise & Advice

Neck Pain After a Car Accident

Man with whiplash

It’s been a couple of days and the pain in your neck is getting worse. You were in a car accident, hit from behind. Never mind the headache that comes from dealing with the insurance company and auto mechanic – you just want this pain to go away. Whiplash injuries are the most common injury following a car accident1,2. The good news is: a lot of the time they get better within a few weeks – and if you know what to do and what to expect, your likelihood of improving increases even more…

Chronic Neck Pain: 3 Steps To Relief

With Strengthening, Endurance, and Coordination

Woman with chronic neck pain

When your neck pain won’t go away – after you’ve tried the heat, the stretching, the rest, even the pills – there’s no need to take drastic measures and there’s no need to give up altogether. Although instant relief may not be within reach, the research all points to implementing a program of strengthening, endurance training, and coordination of key muscles in the neck to reduce chronic neck pain and to improve function.

Let’s explore all about chronic neck pain – typically referred to as a “sprain” or “strain” of the neck. In our case, we refer to it as Neck Pain with movement coordination impairments…

What To Do For a Stiff Neck

Physical Therapy Techniques To Improve Neck Mobility

Woman with a stiff neck

You know you have a stiff neck when you literally have to turn your whole body to look at the person sitting right next to you. A stiff neck is not an easy problem to hide and not an easy problem to live with – even simple daily tasks become painful and difficult. Driving, for instance, presents a whole new challenge, requiring a strategic use of mirrors just to change lanes safely.

For many, a stiff neck can last a day or two, while it can be a persistent issue in others. The good news is: there are steps you can take to improve your mobility and function to overcome your stiff neck…