How Long Will Whiplash Symptoms Last

Whiplash is a painful and sometimes confusing experience. The delayed symptoms can lead to misdiagnosis. Since most whiplash cases are caused by impact, most patients have other injuries along with their whiplash. This can make it even more difficult to know what is wrong.

How long will you be dealing with the aftermath of your accident?

The pain you feel is your bodies way of telling you there is an injury. It is up to you to determine the best course of action for healing.

How long will my whiplash symptoms last?

Healing time depends on the force of the impact that caused the whiplash and your bodies ability to heal. It could take a few days or a few weeks. The important thing is not to rush your recovery. Whiplash is a soft-tissue injury. Your body will heal given time.

It may take several hours or even days for your symptoms to begin. For some, the lengthy time makes the pain and other symptoms confusing.

What we’ve learned.

Just like the delayed pain, whiplash damage can show up decades after the injury. It is difficult to link these symptoms back to the initial injury. How could a childhood injury be causing migraines and fibromyalgia in adults?

By studying the role your upper cervical plays in your overall health, we’ve learned a few things.

When your neck experiences whiplash, it can also experience an atlas subluxation. Your head has been jerked forwards or backwards. It is not uncommon for this trauma to also cause your neck to become misaligned. The problem? An atlas subluxation will go undetected by most medical tests.

Adults with an undiagnosed neck misalignment may experience side effects decades after the initial trauma. A neck misalignment can cause migraines and headaches, mental health issues, chronic pain in your neck and/or back, and more. The list goes on.

So, how long does it take whiplash to heal? A few days to a few weeks. How long will you be suffering from side effects caused by the impact that caused your whiplash? There is a chance it could be decades.

Thankfully, there is treatment! Upper cervical chiropractic care will realign your neck so your body can heal itself. If an undetected neck misalignment can cause all those significant health problems, imagine how much healthier you will be once your neck is healed.

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