Recovering from Whiplash Injuries
Although it may take some time, most people fully recover from whiplash.
We cover care from the following providers:
- medical doctor
- athletic therapist
- nurse practitioner
Note: You do not need a referral from your doctor to see a chiropractor, physiotherapist or athletic therapist.
Together with chiropractors, physiotherapists and athletic therapists, we've developed guidelines for treating whiplash. At the start of any treatment, ask your health care provider how these guidelines apply to you.
Your health care provider will outline the treatment that is best for you. Generally, improvement should come quickly. If you think you're not improving quickly enough, discuss this with your health care provider.
How do you know if you're recovering properly?
Ask yourself these questions:
- Do I understand my condition?
- Am I feeling better now than I did when I started treatment?
- Have treatment goals and milestones been discussed with me?
- Has my treatment plan changed to reflect my progress?
- Have I stopped taking medicines which I started because of my injury?
- Have self management measures, such as exercise, been discussed with me?
If you answered 'no'" to any of these questions, talk with your health care provider to better understand your condition and recovery. Remember, you and your health care provider are on the same team, working towards the same goal: your recovery. Your case manager's role is to make sure you understand and receive the benefits to which you are entitled.