There might not be a more misunderstood injury after a car accident than whiplash. This should be a cause for concern because whiplash is one of the most common injuries after a car accident. These misunderstandings often lead to injuries getting neglected and worsening. When it comes to personal injury claims, some people think a whiplash injury is nothing more than a money grab (especially insurance companies). Other people view it as a legitimate injury, but they don't think it's anything to worry about and that it will go away on its own. In reality, whiplash is a genuine medical condition with varying degrees of severity. Most whiplash cases will resolve within weeks or months, but it's not uncommon for there to be long-term effects. It's imperative to see professional care immediately after an accident, even if you don't have immediate symptoms. Sometimes it can take hours, days, or even weeks for whiplash symptoms to present themselves, and untreated whiplash can have serious, long-term effects on your health. That's why you should see a chiropractor as soon as possible after your accident. But, can a whiplash injury go away and come back? We'll take a look at that question in the article below.