Patients who present with whiplash typically sustained the initial injury from:
- Motor vehicle collission
- Fall with impact on head and neck
- Contact sports eg. AFL, rugby, boxing
Acute whiplash typically causes symptoms 6-12 hours after the initial injury. Patients could have symptoms uch as:
- Neck stiffness and neck pain.
- Midback and shoulder blade pain
- Shoulder pain
- Numbness and tingling into the upper limb.
Acute whiplash, if not managed appropriately, can result in long-term complications. The most common complication is the recurrent spasm of the neck muscles, causing the straightening of the lordotic curve in the neck.
- Chronic headache
- Disturbance to sleep
- Difficulty with memory and concentration.
Our chiropractor, Dr Jackson Yee has a vast range of experience in managing muscular and joints disorders. With a particular passion for sports, Jackson has served as sport trainer at Jandakot Jets Football Club, Southern Lions Rugby Union Football Club, Fremantle Croatia Football Club and Lynwood United Football Club. Some services we offer are manipulative therapy, soft tissue therapy (dry needling/ acupuncture, deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy), exercise therapy, nutritional advice, biomechanical and ergonomic education, kinesiotaping and bulk billed x-ray referrals (if required).
Some common conditions our chiropractor treats are low back pain, neck pain, headache, sporting injuries, postural issues, nerve entrapment, sciatica, jaw pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, elbow pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle pain and foot pain.
Private health insurance rebates are available at Spearwood Chiropractic. The amount of coverage varies so please refer to your insurer for your level of rebate.
Located at 12/83 Mell Road, Spearwood Chiropractic also services the surrounding suburbs of Coogee, Fremantle, Hamilton Hill, Beeliar, Success, Hammond Park, Aubin Grove, Bibra Lake, South Lake, Cockburn Central, Munster and Yangebup. To book an appointment, call us now on 0481342837 or enquire further on www.spearwoodchiropractic.com.au