Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, back pain, headaches, dizziness, and confusion — none ofthese sound like a good time...
And if you've been involved in a car accident, you may be wondering how long these symptoms are goingto last.
There’s good news! With a proper evaluation and early treatment, there’s a high likelihood of getting wellwithin a matter of weeks.
Why it Matters:
One of the most common injuries associated with whiplash is ligament tearing.
Ligaments are the short, tough bands of connective tissue that hold together the bones in your neck andjoints of your body. If these ligaments are torn, it can cause neck pain.
The average time it takes a ligament to heal is about 6 weeks with the proper care and treatment.
It’s surprising how many people shrug off a "small" accident and push their symptoms aside.
While that may save a little time today, it's likely to result in much more pain down the road – so don’twait.
Make a mental note right now to call your favorite trusted chiropractor as soon as possible if you orsomeone you know experiences an accident.
Ligament Injury and Healing: A Review of Current Clinical Diagnostics and Therapeutics. ORJ. 2013.