It is estimated that 20 to 30 percent of returning veterans have reported some type of head injury. One of the most reported injuries to the neck is whiplash injuries, often caused by motor vehicle accidents. Between 10 and 42 percent of patients who sustain a whiplash injury develop chronic pain, and approximately 10 percent endure constant severe pain. In a pilot study, we report the positive results of patient education on disability, pain behavior, pain-free movement, and pain thresholds in patients with chronic whiplash. This information will help rehabilitation specialists and physiotherapists with the treatment of chronic whiplash associated disorders.
Volume 48 Number 1, 2011
Pages 43 — 58
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