Whiplash usually goes away in a few days. But depending on the severity of your injury as well as your body’s propensity to heal itself, your recovery time could be longer—weeks or even months.
If you have not done so already, you should see a doctor about your whiplash injury. Your doctor can give you a more accurate recovery timeframe and can prescribe medication, exercises, or rehabilitation to help your whiplash heal more quickly.
You should also consider speaking with an attorney about your whiplash injury, especially if it happened in a car accident. You may be eligible for compensation from the at-fault driver who hit you. This money can pay your medical bills and compensate you for the pain, discomfort, and suffering you have endured because of your whiplash injury.
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Definition of Whiplash
Whiplash is the common term for a neck sprain or strain caused by the sudden jerking of the neck backward and forward. It gets its name from the motion of the head rolling back first and then snapping quickly forward.
Causes of Whiplash
There are a lot of ways to get whiplash, but most involve a strike from behind in one way or the other. A sudden impact from the rear will often cause your head and neck to respond in the “whip” motion described above. That is why you see so many cases of whiplash resulting from rear-end car accidents. If the impact occurs unexpectedly, not giving you time to brace yourself, whiplash is even more likely.
Minor cases of whiplash may not need any treatment other than rest. If your injury is more severe, your doctor may prescribe exercises to strengthen your neck muscles, which should help stabilize the injured ligaments and tendons. Only in rare cases is surgery necessary to treat whiplash.
Even if your injury is minor and does not require medication or surgery, you still may be eligible for compensation from the responsible party or parties.
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