Ligament laxity is a chronic body pain that is characterized by loose ligaments. Many victims of rear end auto accidents suffer this injury. Numerous times ligament laxity is genetic and can start at a very early age. There is also the chance that it can be from the result of an injury involving the joints, such as rear end crash. The types of injuries that would cause ligament laxity are sprains, the dislocation of joints or back injuries. General joint hypermobility is when ligament laxity affects the whole body instead of just one specific part. This can be genetic and occurs in 5% of the population.
If a ligament does not heal properly, it will be loose and lax. This means the ligament will not support joints as well as healthy joints would. If it has extreme laxity, the ligament will have a decreased ability to sense the position of the joint, which could lead to joint damage. This is a permanent injury and according to the American Medical Association guidelines can result in a permanent impairment of the body as a whole.
Conventional medical treatments can help relieve the symptoms of ligament laxity, but it won’t be able to fix the injury permanently. The best way to treat ligament laxity is through strengthening the structural weakness through natural treatments. This is usually the muscle around the affected area. Prolotherapy has been a popular way to treat ligament laxity. Prolotherapy is a regenerative injection treatment to stimulate the cells and tissue into healing. If you have been involved in a rear end auto accident, you should be examined to determine if you pain is the result of ligament laxity.