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)