Soft tissue or 'whiplash' injuries following trauma, particularly motor vehicle accidents, are common. Estimated yearly incidence of whiplash injuries exceeds 1 million . 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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Cervical Spine Injuries|
|Subtitle of host publication||Epidemiology, Long-Term Outcomes and Complications|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|
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