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McKenzie Method Exercises for Treating Whiplash

Being involved in an automobile or motorcycle accident while driving in the Cutler Bay area can be an incredibly scary experience. While accidents can cause various levels of trauma to the body, whiplash is one of the most common injuries that we see and treat here at Impact Medical. 

When you or a loved one suffers whiplash and it is left untreated, serious long-term issues can arise such as headaches, damage to spinal discs, and generalized chronic neck and back pain. This is why if you have been in an accident and are dealing with symptoms such as these, you should call the expert staff at Impact Medical.

Here at our Cutler Bay location, our staff of medical experts including physicians, physical therapists, imaging specialists, and chiropractors will work as a team to develop a personalized treatment plan to get you feeling better quickly. 

Upon your visit to Impact Med, our team will do a full assessment of your injuries and how they are impacting your ability to function in your daily life. We know that getting your body back into proper alignment can make a world of difference in how you feel and your ability to move.

When it comes to whiplash, one of the most effective therapies we would like to share some information about today is a component of our physical therapy and chiropractic treatment known as the McKenzie Method which was developed by New Zealand physical therapist Robin Mckenzie and introduced in the early 1980s.

With this modality of treatment, we can assess and treat both spinal and extremity pain by reducing disc derangement. This is completed through specific exercises that can be taught in the office and performed at home in conjunction with other therapies such as icing the affected area and/or taking anti-inflammatories. 

The McKenzie Method stresses patient empowerment and active participation of the affected person in their recovery. Patients are aiming for centralization of their symptoms or movement of pain away from the extremities back into a more central location that should eventually dissipate and disappear after treatment. 

This pain relief is accomplished by utilizing exercises that correct a patient’s mechanics during movement and increase range of motion. Repeating these correctional exercises restores functional movement over time and decreases or eliminates pain.

If you have been in an automobile or motorcycle accident in the Cutler Bay area and are suffering from post-accident pain from whiplash, we invite you to reach out to our expert staff at Impact Medical. Let us evaluate and design a treatment plan that will get you back to feeling your best. Don’t hesitate, call us today!