Natural Cure For Whiplash Injury With Herbal Remedies
Whiplash injury is an injury of the neck when the neck is moved forcefully, rapidly in a back and forth direction. It is named so because it mimics the cracking of a whip. Usually the cause of such injury is rear end accidents of cars. Other causes of Whiplash injury can be physical abuse, accidents while playing a sport, or any type of trauma like fall. This injury can be also called strain or sprain in the neck, however these are broad terms which can consist of other types of neck injuries as well. Usually by taking proper treatment patients can get over it within a few weeks, while some people may complain of chronic pain in the neck and complications. This write consists of all the information you may need about Whiplash injury and its Ayurvedic treatment.
INTRODUCTION WHIPLASH INJURY
Whiplash injury occurs when the head of a person moves with a great force suddenly backward and then forward. Rear-end auto collision is the most common cause of it. Other than these amusement park rides, physical abuse, or sports injuries can also cause Whiplash injury. Extending the ligaments and muscles (soft tissues) of the neck beyond the normal range of motion is the causative factor of it. Sometimes symptoms are not apparent at the moment but you should pay attention to any physical changes in the neck following the event of the injury. Whiplash injury is not life threatening but it can leave a person with chronic discomfort and pain in the neck.
AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF WHIPLASH INJURY
As per the Ayurvedic aspect, when any outward force which is exerted during a blow, fall or sudden forceful movement on the muscle, the Vata dosha becomes deranged resulting in pain and inflammation of the area. Whiplash injury also falls under such instances. To maintain overall health all the three vital energies/ doshas, i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha should be in balance.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF WHIPLASH INJURY
There can be delay in appearance of the symptoms in Whiplash injury after the initial injury occurs. However usually within the first few days after the trauma the person who has suffered from Whiplash injury develops the following signs and symptoms:
- Pain and stiffness in neck
- Pain between the shoulder blades or specifically in the shoulder
- Pain in lower back
- Numbness or pain in the hand or arm
- Disturbances in sleep
- Fatigue and irritability
- Trouble in remembering things or even concentrating
CAUSES OF THE WHIPLASH INJURY
Whiplash injury is usually caused when the head of the person is suddenly and forcefully moved backward and then forward causing injury to the muscles, ligaments, disks between the bones, bones in the spine, nerves and other neck’s tissues. There can be different causes of it, like:
- One of the major cause is rear-end auto collisions
- When a person is shaken violently or punched. Whiplash injury is one of the shaken baby syndrome’s injuries
- Sports related collisions like football tackles
DIAGNOSIS OF THE WHIPLASH INJURY
Your doctor will first of all go for the medical history which will include the signs and symptoms and detail of the accident one has gone through. All these things will help your doctor to understand the severity of your symptoms. Physical examination is also done to check the pain while moving the neck, head and arms of the patient, range of motion of shoulders and arms, sensation, strength and reflexes in the limbs. Certain tests like CT scan, X-rays and MRI can also be done.
TREATMENT OF THE WHIPLASH INJURY
Conventional treatment of Whiplash injury consists of over the counter pain reliever like ibuprofen, acetaminophen, along with muscle relaxants, antidepressants to relieve nerve pain, and injections of Xylocaine to relieve painful muscles.
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF WHIPLASH INJURY
Ayurvedic treatment aims at overall wellness of the patient rather than only focusing at single body part. There are several natural herbs and compounds that possess natural quality to balance the tridosha and treat the symptoms of the ailments completely while healing the causative factor.
HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA TO TREAT WHIPLASH INJURY
Planet Ayurveda is a well acclaimed herbal pharmaceutical company where a wide range of herbal medicines and products are manufactured which are further used by experienced Ayurveda doctors to treat various health ailments. For Whiplash injury Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies that can help in treating the condition naturally.
- Lakshadi guggul
- Yograj guggul
- Boswellia curcumin
- Neurogenie capsule
- Aamvatantak churna
1. Lakshadi Guggul
Lakshadi guggul is prepared using Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Shuddh guggul (Commiphora mukul), Nagabala (Grewia populifolia), Asthisamharaka (Cissus quadrangularis)etc. These amazing herbal preparations help in maintaining healthy bones and muscles and also help in healing the worn out one.
Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water
2. Yogaraj Guggul
Natural ingredients like Devdaru (Cedrus deodara), Pippali (Piper longum), (Plumbago zeylanica), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), guggul (Commiphora mukul), Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Mustaka (Citrus rotundus), Ardraka (Zingiber officinale), etc. In Whiplash injury these tablets help in relieving the pain and soreness in muscles and affected bones and helps in accelerating the healing.
Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water
3. Boswellia Curcumin
Two amazing therapeutic ingredients, i.e. Haridra (Curcuma longa) and Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) are used in the preparation of Boswellia curcumin capsules. It helps in treating the inflammation and relieving the pain very well naturally
Dosage– Take 1 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water
4. Neurogenie Capsule
Neurogenie capsule is a herbal composition of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) which have been used since ancient times to treat ailments. Neurogenie capsules help in relieving the nerve pain which is caused in Whiplash injury.
Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water
5. Aamvatantak Churna
It is a herbal blend of different medicinal herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), etc. Aamvatantak churna consist of medicinal properties likeanti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic that help in relieving pain and inflammation which is caused during the injury.
Dosage- Take 1/2 teaspoon twice daily after meals with warm water.
Ayurveda can help in treating Whiplash injury from root cause without causing any further harm to the body with strong chemically loaded drugs. Natural is always a better option!
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