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A 16-year-old male asked:

What are the treatments for whiplash ? i was in a minor collision today and i have neck pain now. it was a small collision. min.length of injury time

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Whiplash : Lie flat in bed at night with either an ice bag or a heating pad set on low. Whichever feels moe comfortable for you. Take Ibuprofen or Naproxen for pain. If necessary, get physiotherapy.
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
See Doctor: First try nsaids like ibuprofen, aleve and you can even add some tylenol (acetaminophen) to help with pain. Ice the area for 20 min at a time and see if these help reduce the pain. If this persists longer than a few days, consider seeing your doctor for stronger medications to help. Typically most people get better within a few weeks of an injury. If not better consider further imaging studies to evaluate.

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