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How do I manage my whiplash on a daily basis?

Whiplash, like other neck pain, is usually caused by straining the muscles or ligaments in the neck. Managing the pain in those muscles and ligaments is the biggest aspect of daily life if you have whiplash, but over-the-counter pain relievers usually help. As you heal, exercises can help strengthen the neck and prevent some pain from returning. Often, the pain is resolved within a few weeks after the injury occurs. Occasionally, the pain will return long after that - if so, call your doctor to ensure further injury hasn't occurred.

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