Soft tissue and whiplash injuries: The current evidence base

Matthew Burn, Joseph Fernandez-Moure, Ennio Tasciotti, Bradley K. Weiner

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Abstract

Soft tissue or 'whiplash' injuries following trauma, particularly motor vehicle accidents, are common. Estimated yearly incidence of whiplash injuries exceeds 1 million [1]. The impact of whiplash injuries extends beyond that of a short-lived soft tissue injury. Persistent pain and disability as well as psychosocial effects can occur and often entail comprehensive individual as well as social costs. This chapter summarizes the presentation, assessment, treatment and prognostic factors associated with whiplash injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCervical Spine Injuries
Subtitle of host publicationEpidemiology, Long-Term Outcomes and Complications
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages13-18
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781634636285
ISBN (Print)9781634635981
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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