How Long Should You Experience Pain and Discomfort after You’ve Suffered Whiplash?
A whiplash injury can bring your life to a virtual standstill, causing neck pain and stiffness, dizziness and difficulties with balance, significant back and shoulder pain and inflammation, headaches, numbness in your extremities and ringing in your ears. When you’ve suffered whiplash in a car accident, a fall or some other mishap, one of your first questions will likely be “how long is this going to last?”.
How Long Do the Symptoms of Whiplash Linger?
The length of time it takes to recover from a whiplash injury depends on a variety of factors, including the severity of your injury, your general health, whether you’ve had a prior whiplash injury, and the type of care you get after your injury. As a general rule, most people who have suffered a whiplash injury make a full recovery within six months. That means they are pain-free and have no restrictions or limitations on their lifestyle because of the whiplash injury. Unfortunately, about one in every three people who suffer a whiplash injury experience long-term consequences, dealing with pain and discomfort for years or for the rest of their lives.
The sooner you seek competent medical care after a whiplash injury, the better your chances of making a full recovery. Though over-the-counter and prescription drugs can help get you through the initial discomfort, it’s critical that you work with a medical professional who can help you use exercise, physical therapy and other types of treatment to heal from your injuries.
Accident Centers of Texas – Proven Relief from the Pain of Whiplash Injury
At Accident Centers of Texas, we can help maximize your recovery and expedite your return to full health after a whiplash injury. We offer eight convenient locations throughout the DFW Metroplex, from Dallas, Oak Cliff, Pleasant Grove, and Fort Worth to Arlington, Frisco, Irving, and Garland. Same-day appointments are typically available. Based on the nature of your condition and your needs, you may be treated by one of our nurse practitioners, by a chiropractor, or by both.
When you have any illness or injury that requires medical care, we are available to meet with you Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For an appointment, call us at (214) 974-4041 or contact our offices online.