Get rid of a stiff neck and work out if you have a whiplash injury in Alwoodley
Sometimes a stiff neck will be caused by something like an accident or serious incident, and may actually be the result of a whiplash injury in Alwoodley. If you do have a whiplash injury in Alwoodley then you should see a doctor to get proper medical treatment, and rule out the possibility of any more serious damage. You may also want to claim compensation for your whiplash injury in Alwoodley through Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 if you feel that your accident was caused by someone else.
However, a stiff neck can often just be caused by sleeping in a strange position, from moving your neck in a strange way, or because of your posture. In this case you can get your neck problem treated without having to go to a doctor, to stop the pain as quickly as possible.
Get a massage
If the problem is regular or ongoing, it may be useful for you to find a trained massage therapist who is happy to deal with your neck in particular when you go in. This will loosen up the muscles and tendons in your neck and should stop the problem happening again. If it is a one off, you can ask a friend to gently massage your neck, or even do it yourself, to work out the knots and ease the tension.
Apply ice and then heat
Ice and heat are both natural anaesthetics which will help your neck to heal more quickly and stop the pain you are feeling. You need to apply ice first, as this brings down inflammation and stops any swelling. You can then apply heat which will loosen the muscles and tendons and make the neck more easy to move. Apply ice only for the first two to three days of pain, and then you can try both methods intermittently.
If you exercise a lot then this could actually be what has caused your stiff neck in the first place, so you should definitely stop exercising for a few days to give your neck a chance to heal. Once you are feeling a little better, reintroduce exercise, but stick to something low impact like walking or swimming, and go to a doctor if you feel the pain start to resurface.
Make a compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline
If your whiplash injury in Alwoodley was caused in a non-fault accident you could be entitled to compensation. If you were injured in the last three years and had medical attention then give Accident Advice Helpline a call today.
Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Find out more about our no-win, no-fee legal service from our trained advisors today.
Date Published: 19th April 2014
Author: David Brown