Range of severity of whiplash injury

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Most whiplash victims recover entirely within a few weeks and do not appear to experience any long-term consequences. Some individuals, however, continue to have pain and other symptoms for months or even years after the accident. It is challenging to predict how each whiplash victim will heal. 

Whiplash symptoms may be so mild for some people that they disappear in a few days. Others may experience various persistent symptoms, from excruciating pain to emotional and cognitive issues.

After an event involving acceleration and deceleration, whiplash symptoms may emerge immediately or may take several hours or days to appear. Despite the diagnostic methods available today, the precise underlying etiology of various whiplash symptoms is sometimes unknown.


Whiplash-associated disorders (WAD): 

Whiplash-associated disorders is an umbrella term that is occasionally used to refer to all whiplash symptoms collectively because of the potential severity and complexity of the symptoms. 

The term “whiplash associated disorders” (WAD) is used to characterize injury brought on by abrupt acceleration-deceleration motions. It is regarded as the most typical result following “noncatastrophic” auto accidents.  The terms WAD and whiplash are frequently used interchangeably. The prognosis of WAD is unclear and unexpected; some cases remain acute and heal fully, while others develop into chronic conditions that cause ongoing pain and disability. Rest, pain medication, and basic stretches and stretches exercises are advised for early management. 

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