Whiplash is an injury to the neck and/or supporting structures that occurs when the head and neck are violently thrust backward, forward, or side to side. Cervical acceleration deceleration (CAD) is the appropriate terminology used to describe the mechanism of injury. Whiplash can occur either with low speed or high speed impact collisions. Too often people don't seek chiropractic care until more serious complications develop. Call today if you have experienced whiplash, (330)928-3420.
How long does it take to heal from whiplash?
That depends on the degree and type of injury one has sustained. It also depends on your state of health, since people with chronic health difficulties on average heal slower.
That being said, the healing of whiplash injuries occurs through three phases. These phases can require time to complete. Since whiplash injury is primarily damage to the soft tissues: muscles, ligaments, tendons and discs; healing occurs through the formation of scar tissue and not by regeneration of the original damaged tissue. Each person is different and so is their healing time.