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Whiplash & Massage Therapy

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Quiz: Do You Understand Whiplash & Massage Therapy?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

The most common cause of whiplash is car accidents.

Explanation:
There are many causes of whiplash (also called a hyperextension injury). The most common cause of whiplash is car accidents.
2

In about 95 percent of cases, whiplash is severe.

Explanation:
In about 95 percent of cases, whiplash isn’t severe and causes slight muscle strain or sprain. You should see a healthcare provider immediately after a whiplash injury to avoid chronic problems, especially as whiplash starts in the neck but can later affect nerves and muscles in the arms and back.
3

Headaches can be a symptom of whiplash.

Explanation:
Whiplash symptoms include shoulder, neck and low back pain and stiffness and headaches.
4

Massage therapy can speed the healing process.

Explanation:
Massage therapy can be a very effective treatment for whiplash, providing pain relief, preventing chronic complications, relieving muscular pain and increasing oxygen and nutrients to the tissues to speed the healing process. It can also be a great way to relax after a traumatic injury.
5

If you experience whiplash you should avoid activity while you recover.

Explanation:
One of the key components of recovery after a whiplash injury is to stay active, and to stay engaged in your normal day-to-day activities. It's also important to listen to your body and modify your activities and your exercises based on how you feel.