Whip It! Whip it Bad! Part 1

One of the most common injuries from not just auto accidents but also for weekend warrior sports is Whiplash. In most cases at the moment of impact enormous forces are exerted into the soft tissues
of both the anterior and posterior neck muscles. This may approach several thousands of pounds per cubic inch within a fraction of a second. The force of the initial impact traumatizes muscles in the back of the. Further damage is caused by the whipping action of the head a split second later as the head is rocked forward resulting in sprain and inflammation to the posterior muscles of both the neck and upper back.

This action can then create spasm in the large diamond shaped trapezius muscle. This muscle attaches at its base to the 10th thoracic vertebrae of the spine. The nerve from the stomach exits the spinal column in this area. The pressure exerted on this nerve from acute spasm can be enough to cause vomiting following a violent event. In other cases chronic stomach aches or head may result. In less severe cases neuromuscular massage, deep-tissue, and sports massage therapy can addresses the chronic muscular issues that are keeping your muscles fixated. This can mean relief to your resulting low-grade chronic pain.

For those who suffer crippling headaches from time to time and can’t seen to get relief fast enough, neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue, sports massage therapy may be the non-drug, non-surgical alternative for pain relief you have been looking for. While some headaches, such as valsalva can be caused by chemical imbalances, in other cases it can be muscular in nature due to cranial bone misalignments and fixation.