Generally, it is just a cervical strain; however, if you are experiencing
pain in the middle on the back of your neck then it could be something
more serious. You should call the doctor for an appointment.
Redicular radiating pain could mean you have a pinched nerve you can
apply ice fifteen minutes on and off..
To prevent whiplash, keep your headrest in the car level with the top of
your ears. This will prevent your head from extending backwards.
Symptoms include fatigue, dizziness, jaw pain, headache, neck pain,
and back pain. Whiplash symptoms may be delayed for twenty four hours
or more after the initial trauma.
seatbelt will also hold your body back during an accident wear your
seatbelt. Another kind reminder, you should not be on your cell phone
during driving, talking or texting. This increases your risk for
getting in an accident.
To help get rid of back pain exercise is a good helper. Any sort of low
impact aerobics will help make your muscles stronger and help support
your back structures. A strong core is key. The stronger the core
the more support you will have which means the less pain there will
be. Maintain a healthy weight; this will keep stress off your bones,
joints, and other body structures. One last tip: quit smoking. This
will not only make you healthier, it will increase your healing
to prevent Athletic Injuries sports injury
Injuries happen there are some things you can do to prevent them in
sports. A big factor in preventing injuries is warming up and cooling
down. Warming-up helps get your body ready for exercise, the heart
rate up, the muscles warm and more elastic, and gets your blood
flowing. Cooling-down gets the body back down to its normal state.
These two things, as well as preventing injuries, will help prevent
lactic acid build up .
Flexibility training can help prevent injuries as well. Lack of
flexibility is a big factor to injuries stretching before a work out
will help. When you can move your body more freely this is will help
prevent too much stretch therefore, preventing muscle pulls.
Muscles imbalances also play a factor in injuries. Make sure if you are
going to train anterior front muscles, you train posterior back
muscles as well. For example, do not only do leg extension for the
quads, do hamstring curls as well for the hamstrings. Diet and
nutrition are important as well.
Proper food intake plays a great deal in
the susceptibility of injury. Poor diet leads to less muscle
strength, endurance, and health of your body structures. Proper
nutrition will keep your body working at its optimum level.
Rest and recovery is also important. In order for your body to
recover you need to rest. This will help your body recuperate from
activity. Not enough rest can lead to overuse injuries and burnout.
The common saying “no pain no gain” is a huge misconception among many
people in the sports world. If you are in pain, you are not gaining
anything except more pain. Pain is our bodies way of telling us
something is not right. Therefore, if there is pain you need to stop
and try something else. Something beyond our control is gender.
Females have a larger Q-angle than males. Some injuries such as the
ACL tear have been shown to be more prominent in females because of
the larger Q-angle.