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J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Oct;46(10):815-817.

Whiplash Continues Its Challenge.

Abstract

There have been many advances in the management of neck pain disorders, but a personal frustration as a clinician and researcher in the field is that the incidence of full recovery following a whiplash injury as a result of a motor vehicle crash has not increased and, subsequently, the rate of transition to chronic neck pain has not lessened. The commentaries in this special issue reflect the multifaceted nature of whiplash-associated disorders and the wide-ranging research in the field. While management of whiplash, especially the challenge of lessening the rate of transition to chronicity, has yet to be achieved, the picture is becoming clearer. This should give great confidence and some hope to individuals with whiplash-associated disorders who have long-term pain and functional disability that after the next decade of research and clinical development, the outcomes following whiplash are likely to be vastly improved. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2016;46(10):815-817. doi:10.2519/jospt.2016.0112.

KEYWORDS:

MVC; WAD; motor vehicle collision; neck pain; research; whiplash; whiplash-associated disorder

PMID:
27690840
DOI:
10.2519/jospt.2016.0112
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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