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What are the chances of recovery from whiplash?

Generally, chances of recovery for individuals with whiplash are good. The neck and head pain clears within a few days or weeks. Most patients recover within three months after the injury, however, some may continue to have residual neck pain and headaches.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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