A 30-year-old female asked:
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can you make yourself worse after a bad whiplash injury by not resting enough and doing things that cause pain esp in neck? 9i.e. computer work?)

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Dr. Estrada Bernard
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Perhaps : A preexisting neck injury may be aggravated by inadequate rest, poor posture and mechanisms that put additional stress on the neck musculoskeletal system.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: If you do not treat that neck injury it may become chronic problem.
Answered on Jun 28, 2015
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