Cervical Sprains / Strains
Cervical sprains result when injuries happen to non-contractile tissues like joints, ligaments or both. A cervical strain occurs when the muscles are injured. Theses types of injuries can occur with motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, workplace injuries, or slip and falls. These type of whiplash associated disorders can take a little longer to recover.
Many times symptoms of sprains and strains overlap. Patients complain of painful and limited range of motion. Early intervention including graded exercise and hands-on techniques helps patients recover quicker with less likelihood of chronicity.