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Endogenous pain inhibition is unrelated to autonomic responses in acute whiplashassociated disorders

Margot De Kooning, MSc, et al.

Patients with whiplash often experience persistent pain and disability. Up to 50 percent of these patients will not fully recover and continuously experience multiple symptoms such as chronic neck pain, fatigue, dizziness, concentration difficulties, and headaches. In the search for effective treatments, the understanding of the mechanisms involved in this disorder is crucial. Therefore, we investigated whether the response of the autonomic nervous system is disturbed in patients with an acute whiplash. There was no dysfunction at rest and the activity of the autonomic nervous system was not related to pain in these patients.

Volume 52 Number 4, 2015
   Pages 431 — 440

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This article and any supplementary material should be cited as follows:
De Kooning M, Daenen L, Roussel N, Cras P, Buyl R, Ickmans K, Struyf F, Nijs J. Endogenous pain inhibition is unrelated to autonomic responses in acute whiplash-associated disorders. J Rehabil Res Dev. 2015;52(4):431–40.
ResearcherID: Margot De Kooning, MSc: G-3125-2015

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