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Depending on the severity of the whiplash injury and the patient's response to treatment, follow-up care will recommended by the doctor as necessary.
Follow-up care may include physical therapy, home exercises, or a visit to a specialist.
Prevention is the most effective way to avoid whiplash.
The prognosis (outlook) for recovery from whiplash depends on the severity of the injury.
Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/25/2016
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