It can take as long as 12 months for the healing process of injured soft tissues to become complete. (Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 1986)
The average time for an appropriately treated whiplash-injured patient to achieve maximum improvement is 7 months 1 week. (Spine, 1994)
Some whiplash-injured patients take 2 years to stabilize and to reach their maximum improvement. (Canadian Family Physician, 1986, Pain, 1994, Spine, 1994, Injury, 2005)
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