What an interesting day! I started off with a car accident that could have been a lot more serious if I hadn’t been hit by a car as lightweight as a PT Cruiser.
I was stopped and preparing to make a left turn and a car came up behind me. The driver was blinded by the sun and hit me going at least 50-60 mph! My head whipped forward and I could feel the whiplash happening, what an ugly feeling, like my head was going to disconnect from my neck.
I immediately started to self-treat the muscles involved: levator scapulae, splenius capitis and splenius cervicus (look them up on the internet if you have this problem). Another major whiplash muscle is the scalenes. As I was working on myself I was thinking about all the people who get whiplash and don’t know how to self-treat. It made me more determined to bring this information to as many people as possible.
I hope you’ll visit my website and read about repetitive strain injuries. While this isn’t a repetitive strain injury, the end result is exactly the same. The muscles had a trauma, shortened, and they are pulling on my cervical vertebrae. This would have caused major headaches if I hadn’t taken care of it immediately.
It’s so important to learn how to self-treat. I hope you’ll never have a rear-end accident, and that you’ll never have whiplash, but to understand your body is so important for so many reasons, and one of them is to take care of problems before they cause you pain.
Wishing you well,