How Long Can Whiplash Syndrome Recover Without Having To See A Doctor?

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Hello Tezaraditya, thank you for the question on HealthReplies.com.


Whiplash syndrome is a condition where an injury to the neck is caused by rapid movement from the neck towards the back and towards the front. This injury is common in people who experience motor vehicle accidents, falls, injuries during sports and also who experience physical violence.


This injury can cause various symptoms such as:

Pain and stiffness in the neck that gets worse when moved
Movement in the neck becomes limited
Head pain especially on the back of the head
Tension or pain in the shoulder, upper back or hands
Numbness or tingling in the hands
Weak body
and several other symptoms

The best therapy if you feel you are experiencing symptoms of this syndrome is to see yourself to the doctor immediately after you have suffered the injury to make sure, with some checks, do you really have the syndrome or you have other conditions such as neck joint injuries, injuries on the cervical vertebrae, injury to the spinal cord and others.


If it is true that you have the injury, this injury will generally improve in a few days to several weeks or even months depending on the severity of the injury and also the speed of getting treatment after the injury occurred. If until now you have not experienced complaints of complaints, it helps you see a doctor for re-evaluation and also decide what therapy should be given to you.


For the time being, you can try to do a cold compress on your neck and also avoid doing activities that are too heavy especially those requiring muscle and neck joint activity. Also avoid doing exercises until there is further advice from your doctor.


I hope this helps.

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