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How long should whiplash last?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

For most people, several weeks to up to 6 months in 60% depending on the severity of the injury and whether you are a male or female as females have less protective muscle bulk in their necks.
Also, there may be other structural injuries sustained that may prolong symptoms like disc or facet joint injuries. If it persists and limits you, get it evaluated.

In brief: Varies

For most people, several weeks to up to 6 months in 60% depending on the severity of the injury and whether you are a male or female as females have less protective muscle bulk in their necks.
Also, there may be other structural injuries sustained that may prolong symptoms like disc or facet joint injuries. If it persists and limits you, get it evaluated.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

In my experience and in most of the studies that I have read, most whiplash syndromes get better within the first 1-2 months.
Occasionally though we see patients who have persistent symptoms even after several months.

In brief: Variable

In my experience and in most of the studies that I have read, most whiplash syndromes get better within the first 1-2 months.
Occasionally though we see patients who have persistent symptoms even after several months.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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