TY - JOUR. T1 - Diagnostic value of magnetic resonance imaging in whiplash injury. AU - Fujimura, Y.. AU - Matsumoto, Morio. PY - 1997. Y1 - 1997. N2 - This study was designed to investigate the diagnostic value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical spine in acute whiplash injury. The subjects were 506 patients with acute whiplash injury, with 497 asymptomatic volunteers as a control group. No difference in the occurrence of signs of disc degeneration or cord compression were observed between the whiplash injury and control groups. The correlation between the appearance of these signs and the subjects age was, however, significant. In addition, ligament injuries were found in only 0.8% of the patients. We conclude that the diagnostic value of MRI in acute whiplash injury is limited.. AB - This study was designed to investigate the diagnostic value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical spine in acute whiplash injury. The subjects were 506 patients with acute whiplash ...
Whiplash injury is often diagnosed following low-speed car accidents where a car is hit from behind. The driver and passengers in the car that has been hit are likely to suffer from whiplash injury by the force of the impact that jolts the body/neck in a forwards and backwards motion. This motion can stretch the neck muscles causing soft tissue whiplash injury and consequential pain.. The whiplash injury often leads to weeks or months of pain and suffering with, in more severe cases, time off work.. What is whiplash injury?. As whiplash injury solicitor we are often confronted by the insurance companies often complaining that there are many fraudulent claims costing motor car policy holders £millions in additional insurance premiums. The problem with insurance companies is that there is very little evidence from a medical point of view that can confirm whiplash injury as the injury cannot be seen.. The medical doctor will often have to rely upon the circumstances of the road traffic accident ...
The main aim of this project was to encircle the subtype of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) present in patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) and study the debut of TMD symptoms, the provoking factors and the outcome of conservative TMD treatments. The results could add to the aetiological discussion about TMD mainly as being part of chronic WAD pain or not.. The subjects were referred patients with chronic WAD at a specialized rehabilitation centre where they were diagnosed using a standardized classification of WAD diagnosing that resulted in approximately 20% WAD grade 2 and 80% WAD grade 3. In Studies I and II, a total 136 individuals with chronic WAD were found to have a significantly higher prevalence of pain associated with TMD compared to a control group of 66 general dental patients. The symptoms debuted approximately six months after the whiplash injury and were most often provoked by stress. In Study III, the effect of a therapeutic jaw exercise (TJE) program on ...
Whiplash injuries are due to sudden flexion and hyperextension of the spine with hyperextension as the main cause of damage. Standard treatment consists of a period of immobility using a soft cervical collar and simple analgesia before gradual mobilization. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of this standard treatment compared with an alternative treatment of daily neck exercises and mobilization using the Maitland technique. Subjects were patients with acute whiplash injuries who had not suffered a cervical fracture. Intensity of pain was assessed and cervical mobility was measured via a goniometer from which the total cervical movement was calculated. Patients were then randomized into two groups: Group 1 - Standard treatment- soft cervical collar and instruction to rest for two weeks before beginning gradual mobilization; analgesia was given as required. Group 2 - Active treatment- application of ice in the first 24 hours and then neck mobilization using the Maitland ...
There is a close functional relationship between the jaw and neck regions and it has been suggested that trigeminal sensory impairment can follow whiplash injury. Inclusion of manageable routines for valid assessment of the facial sensory capacity is thus needed for comprehensive evaluations of patients exposed to such trauma. The present study investigated facial thermal thresholds in patients with chronic whiplash-associated disorders (WADs) with both a qualitative method and quantitative sensory testing (QST). Ten women with pain and dysfunction following a whiplash injury were compared to 10 healthy age-matched women. Thermal detection thresholds were assessed by qualitative chair-side testing and by QST according to the method-of-limits. Seven test sites in the facial skin (overlying each trigeminal branch bilaterally, and the midpoint of the chin) were examined. The detection warm and cold thresholds were defined as the mean values of 10 individual thresholds. For the WAD patients, the ...
Whiplash injury is an injury that happens because of a sudden movement of the human head forward, backward or sideways. The bone structure and the soft tissues of the neck are damaged, and it causes a lot of pain for that person to suffer. Whiplash injury causes immense pain in the spine and neck of the person. It is not that easy to recover from the pain. In many cases, it takes as short as a few weeks or as long as a year to get a full recovery from the whiplash injuries. There are several symptoms through which one can easily make out that he is suffering from a whiplash injury.. Whiplash can happen to a person due to various reasons, the most common of them being a car accident or falling from a staircase where you hit your head very hard. It has to happen in a way that it forces your head to move backward. That uncommon posture puts a strain on the neck, and the pain that follows is immense. The impacts of whiplash injury. The first symptom is neck pain and stiffness. The person will not be ...
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The obvious prevention strategy in acute whiplash injury (AWI) is to avoid being involved in an accident which would lead to AWI. In real world situations, to best
Diagnosis of acute whiplash injury (AWI) is primarily based on history, examination and radiographic examination when necessary. The first concern to the physician
However, despite the fact that the process can be a time consuming one it is never a good idea to settle a whiplash injury compensation claim directly with an insurer as people could be left out of pocket in the long run.. Recently, the Liverpool Daily Post reported that insurance companies are increasingly contacting accident victims in order to try and settle things like a whiplash injury compensation claim as swiftly as possible.. In some cases, they will look to settle a whiplash injury compensation claim within hours of the accident.. However, although it may seem tempting to get the money as quickly as possible, settling a whiplash injury compensation claim in this manner may leave people out of pocket in the long run.. The newspaper highlighted the case of one woman who accepted an offer from an insurance company over the phone, but after a firm of solicitors intervened she was later awarded 15 times more than she had originally agreed to, so clearly it pays to get proper legal advice ...
Whiplash Injury What is a whiplash? Whiplash is an injury to your neck. It is caused by your neck bending forcibly forward and then backward, or vice versa. The injury, which is poorly understood, usually involves the muscles, discs, nerves, and tendons in your neck. What causes a whiplash? Most whiplash injuries result from a collision that includes sudden acceleration or deceleration. Many whiplash injuries occur when you are involved in a rear-end automobile collision. They also happen as a result of...
The main concern with whiplash is that a large proportion of whiplash patients experience disabling symptoms or whiplash associated disorders (WAD) for months if not years following the accident. Therefore, identifying early prognostic factors of WAD development is important as WAD have widespread clinical and economic consequences.In order to tackle that question, our study was specifically aimed at combining several methods of investigation in the same WAD patients at the acute stage and six months later. Our longitudinal, open, prospective, multi-center study included 38 whiplash patients, and 13 healthy volunteers matched for age, gender, and socio-economic status with the whiplash group. Whiplash patients were evaluated 15 to 21 days after road accident, and 6 months later. At each appointment, patients underwent a neuropsychological evaluation, a full clinical neurological examination, neurophysiological and postural tests, oto-neurological tests, cervical spine cord Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Our findings of increased reporting of diffuse symptoms from all body parts among chronic whiplash sufferers and the positive linear association between time since whiplash injury and frequency of somatic symptoms are hard to explain within the organic model. The findings are more compatible with, and indicative evidence of, a functional element within chronic whiplash. However, other explanations may also be relevant.. In line with previous studies [4, 7, 16, 17, 19, 59-61], the most frequent symptoms amongst chronic whiplash sufferers were headache, dizziness and neck pain/joint-muscle pain. Somatic symptoms beyond headache, dizziness and joint/muscle pain have not previously been as thoroughly explored in the literature. Some studies have found increased levels of gastrointestinal symptoms, palpitations, shortness of breath and sleep disturbances [15, 21], but to the best of our knowledge, this is the first study showing that the entire range of somatic symptoms included in the ICD-10 ...
If you have been in a car accident, please see a doctor for instructions on how to treat any possible whiplash injury. Some common short-term treatments your doctor may recommend: 1. Icing your neck may reduce pain and swelling after a whiplash injury. 2. Medical professionals, in some instances, may prescribe painkillers. Ibuprofen or Aleve (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) may help with pain and swelling, but can also have side effects and should not be used regularly or excessively unless under the guidance of a physician. 3. Wearing a neck brace or collar for support may be beneficial, but not for long-term use. Long-term use of a neck brace or other supporting device could eventually weaken the neck muscles. If you were in an accident and you sustained a whiplash injury, dont hesitate to call the experienced Texas car accident attorneys at Carrolltons Hudson Law Firm. We put Personal back into Personal Injury Law. ...
In a 2-step trial conducted in the United Kingdom, providing active management consultation for patients with acute whiplash injury in emergency departments (ED) did not show additional benefit compared with usual care consultations, say authors of an article published in February in The Lancet. Physical therapy resulted in a modest acceleration to early recovery of persisting symptoms but was not cost effective from the National Health Services (NHS) perspective. Usual consultations in EDs and a single physical therapy advice session for persistent symptoms are recommended, the authors add. Step 1 was a pragmatic, cluster randomized trial of 12 NHS Trust hospitals including 15 EDs that treated patients with acute whiplash associated disorder of grades I-III. The hospitals were randomized by clusters to either active management or usual care consultations. In step 2, the researchers used a nested individually randomized trial. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either a package of up to ...
In a 2-step trial conducted in the United Kingdom, providing active management consultation for patients with acute whiplash injury in emergency departments (ED) did not show additional benefit compared with usual care consultations, say authors of an article published in February in The Lancet. Physical therapy resulted in a modest acceleration to early recovery of persisting symptoms but was not cost effective from the National Health Services (NHS) perspective. Usual consultations in EDs and a single physical therapy advice session for persistent symptoms are recommended, the authors add. Step 1 was a pragmatic, cluster randomized trial of 12 NHS Trust hospitals including 15 EDs that treated patients with acute whiplash associated disorder of grades I-III. The hospitals were randomized by clusters to either active management or usual care consultations. In step 2, the researchers used a nested individually randomized trial. Patients were randomly assigned to receive either a package of up to ...
Using special magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), researchers have identified which patients will go on to develop chronic pain, disability, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 1 to 2 weeks following whiplash injuries.. This is the earliest these patients have ever been identified, according to James Elliott, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg school of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, and colleagues. The ability to identify these patients so early will enable faster and more specialised treatment, which could be particularly beneficial for the PTSD.. While most people should expect to fully recover from whiplash injuries within the first few months, about 25% have long-term pain and disability that lasts many months or years.. After 1 to 2 weeks of the injury, the researchers found unusual muscular changes in the chronic pain group using a sophisticated MRI that measures the fat/water ratio in the muscles. The imaging revealed large amounts of fat infiltrating the patients neck muscles, ...
Whiplash injuries can quite literally be a giant pain in the neck from the outset, but the pain can quickly become persistent and more chronic in nature when left untreated. Local cryotherapy can adapt the way the body processes pain signals and has the potential to reduce the chronicity of whiplash injury.. Local cryotherapy can reduce the pain and inflammation associated with whiplash injuries, increases the microcirculation to area which can become reduced due to the inflammation there and hence slowing down the healing processes. Increasing the microcirculation to the area, increases the oxygen, nutrients and repair cells to the area which can in turn accelerate the healing processes.. While WBCT achieves systemic responses, there is still a need to focus on specific injuries. Local cryotherapy is used to target specific areas more intensively. It has also proven to be extremely effective when used in conjunction with WBCT.. With Local cryotherapy, pressured liquid nitrogen vapour is sprayed ...
Whiplash is a type of injury that involves a rapid forward/backward or sideways movement of the neck, usually associated with motor vehicle collisions, but can also occur with diving or other accidents. Whiplash can affect different neck tissues or structures; therefore the severity of symptoms will vary considerably from one person to the next. Whiplash is common in the US. Annual costs associated with whiplash are 100 billion dollars, and it has its own disease label: Whiplash Associated Disorders.. The most common symptoms of whiplash are neck pain and stiffness along with headaches. However, depending on the severity of injury, other symptoms can include jaw pain, difficulty sleeping, cognitive impairments and general anxiety. Some people actually suffer a concussion during whiplash, therefore for individuals experiencing worsening headaches, mental confusion, nausea, or dizziness, medical attention should be immediate.. Most people with whiplash injury recover fully within a few months, ...
Whiplash describes an injury occurring as a result of sudden acceleration or deceleration. For example, in a rear end collision, the torso and head accelerate at different rates (usually the seat back is the first part of the car to strike the driver or passenger while the head momentarily remains motionless due to inertia).. Whiplash sometimes causes a misalignment of the cervical spine, thoracic spine and injury to the extremities. Whiplash can also occur from striking your head.. Most people have pain for a few days; however, whiplash can also cause severe disability such as restricted head movement and persistent pain. Treatment may include manipulation, mobilization, range of motion exercise, analgesics, pain medication, antidepressants, muscle relaxants and no-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.. Some vehicles like Mercedes, Saab, Volvo and Jaguar have whiplash protection/prevention systems build into the seats to try to minimize whiplash injuries.. If you need help or have any question ...
purpose. In the past few decades, the automobile has become an increasingly more popular means of transport, which has led to an increasing number of rear-end collisions and consequently has resulted in more patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WADs). Recently, it was found that the gain of one of the ocular stabilization reflexes-the cervico-ocular reflex (COR)-is elevated in patients with whiplash injury. The COR responds to proprioceptive signals from the neck and acts in conjunction with the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) and the optokinetic reflex (OKR) to preserve stable vision on the retina during head motion. Therefore, an investigation was conducted to determine whether the reported elevation of the COR in WADs is accompanied by changes in VOR or OKR.. methods. Eye movements of 13 patients and 18 age-matched healthy controls were recorded with an infrared eye-tracking device.. results. Analysis confirmed a significant increase in COR gain in whiplash patients. Meanwhile the VOR ...
Whiplash is a very serious medical condition. It can cause severely debilitating injuries. It results from a sudden acceleration and deceleration force that causes unrestrained and rapid forward/backward movement of the head. Whiplash injury happens when the head and neck jolt in opposite directions causing strain or sprain.. During a whiplash incident, different parts of the body are affected. The head and neck receive the brunt of the impact and the back muscles are extended in an abnormal direction. Once hit, the lower and upper cervical vertebrae are extended in different directions. The collision causes them to retract into an "S-shape" which contorts them in an unnatural way. The shearing force often causes disc or joint compression that can be damaging to soft tissues such as ligaments, facet capsules and muscles in the spinal region.. If you are a victim of whiplash injury, seek immediate medical treatment. After an accident, adrenaline and cortisol are released to combat the effects of ...
Background: Neck injuries following whiplash trauma can lead to long-term sequelae. Population-based studies covering traffic and non-traffic whiplash trauma are rare. Th..
Will It Take Longer To Recover From My Whiplash Injury Without Personal Medical Remedy?. Whiplash is a common injury which is practically always sustained as the end result of a street traffic accident, typically - but not constantly - when 1 motor vehicle collides with the rear of a stationary or slow-moving car. As with all the injuries it is advisable to look for health care focus as soon as attainable so that the right method of therapy can be administered. However, NHS waiting-lists are typically prolonged that means a patient could have to wait weeks, or even months, prior to a therapy slot gets accessible. The substitute to getting NHS treatment method is, of program, going privately but this comes at a value and a lot of folks do not have the money readily offered to spend for this kind of remedy. If you have sustained a whiplash injury in a road visitors accident and can not afford private health-related treatment you might be concerned about the effects getting to wait for remedy on ...
New Resource: Whiplash Injuries - Medical Terminology Individuals who suffer whiplash injuries are often confronted with loads of new medical terms. I have
Considerable familiarity with the symptoms of whiplash injury and a knowledge of the risk factors contributing to delayed recovery are requirements for the professionals who write expert reports. In addition, good skills in evaluating the factors influencing pain and illness behavior are necessary, as is the assessment of cognitive performance. Knowing these factors allows an integrative assessment of whiplash patients and is preferebly performed by psychiatrists or physicians trained in psychosomatic medicine. Voraussetzung für die neuropsychiatrische Begutachtung nach Beschleunigungsverletzung der HWS sind die genaue Kenntnis der Symptome und Risikofaktoren eines verzögerten Heilverlaufs sowie die Fähigkeit zur Evaluation des Schmerzerlebens und des Krankheitsverhaltens bzw. der kognitiven Leistungen. Diese Kenntnisse ermöglichen eine integrative Beurteilung, welche vorzugsweise von Psychiatern oder psychosomatisch geschulten Ärzten übernommen werden soll.
Can a Chiropractor help with a whiplash injury? Whiplash injury is really an acceleration/deceleration accident that involves a complex of potential sympto
Posted: August 19th, 2014. A woman´s passenger whiplash injury compensation claim has been settled for $3.1 million after a trial at the Superior Court of California in Pasadena.. Teresa Gamage (59) from Beverley Hills in California brought her passenger whiplash injury compensation claim after being hurt in a low-impact collision in May 2011. The vehicle in which Teresa was a front seat passenger was waiting at a red light near Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles when it was rear-ended at low speed by a car driven by Estelle Roitblat.. Teresa immediately felt a pain in her neck and attended her doctor the same day. An MRI scan revealed that Teresa had ruptured the C5-6 disc in her neck and, due to the soft tissue injuries also sustained in the accident, it was pressing against her spinal cord and causing her considerable pain.. Doctors attempted to manage the pain with epidural injections and physical therapy, but in November 2011 Teresa had to undergo fusion surgery. Due to the costs of the ...
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Whiplash injuries are varied and present themselves in different ways. Generally, whiplash is defined as an injury to the muscles, ligaments or vertebrae of the neck, which results from rapid acceleration or deceleration of the head. The most common cause of whiplash injuries is car accidents, but it is not the only cause. Slip and fall accidents, assaults, and sports injuries can also cause whiplash.. Whiplash injuries manifest themselves with many symptoms, and each patients experience is different. Back pain, neck pain, headaches, arm tingling, and leg tingling are common symptoms. You may also experience stiffness, loss of coordination, loss of strength, or disability. These symptoms can appear immediately after the accident or show themselves later, which is why its important to seek proper medical attention within a few days of an accident. Always relate all your symptoms to your doctor, even if you are not sure they were caused by the accident. When you follow up with the doctor, give ...
This booklet provides advice and information on how to cope with whiplash injury, in order to avoid long term pain and disability. It is based on the latest medical research and has been written by a multidisciplinary team whose specialisms cover orthopaedics, biomechanics and osteopathy. As the basic message is to keep moving, the booklet includes a number of neck exercises. Whiplash is controversial and surrounded by conflicting ideas. There is a demand from patients for accurate and effective information and advice, according to authors Gordon Waddell, MD, Kim Burton, DO.Phd. and Tim McClune, DO. The Whiplash Book has been produced as a direct response to that need. The authors hope to see the booklet used in accident and emergency departments where many patients begin their medical odyssey after an accident. They would also like to see the booklet employed in the practices of general practitioners, chiropractors, physical therapists, and others engaged in the primary care of whiplash. ...
Introduction: Chronic pain after whiplash trauma (chronic WAD) to the neck is still a common clinical problem in terms of pain management, rehabilitation and insurance claims. In contrast to the increased knowledge concerning mechanisms of chronic pain in general, no clinical guidelines exist concerning assessment, pain control and rehabilitation of patients with chronic WAD.. Aim: The general aim of this thesis was to use experimental techniques to better understand the complex mechanisms underlying chronic pain after whiplash trauma. The specific aims of papers I and II were mainly to use analgesic drugs with different target mechanisms alone or in combinations to assess their effects on pain intensity (VAS). Experimental pain techniques were used in all studies to assess deep tissue sensitivity (electrical, mechanical and chemical stimuli). Paper IV aimed at assessing deep tissue sensitivity to mechanical and chemical stimulation. The aim in paper III was to investigate if biochemical changes ...
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Whiplash Injury Treatment in Marietta, GA Automobile Accidents are the leading cause of Whiplash. Very often, whiplash victims are told that their soreness and stiffness, along with any other symptoms, will go away with time. And too often, just...
You may claim whiplash injury compensation, if youve been injured and suspect youre suffering from whiplash through no fault of your own.
Reducing the number and costs of whiplash claims A consultation on arrangements concerning whiplash injuries in England and Wales December 2012 Consultation Paper CP17/2012 Consultation start date: 11
El Paso, TX. Whiplash injuries explained, every American can expect to be in a motor vehicle collision once every ten years. Motor vehicle collisions have been a major cause of injuries for decades. Whiplash is one of the worst as accident victims might not even know it.
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The fact is, a whiplash injury can cause quite a few negative lifestyle changes for you. The headaches, if you have them as a symptom of whiplash, can become bad enough that you have to miss out on work for a few days. They can turn into migraines, which means you can miss up to a week or more if theyre bad enough. This means you are missing out on wages that can help pay your bills, not to mention pay the medical bills that arise from seeing a doctor about the migraine.. The dizziness can also cause you to miss out on work and the wages you need to pay your bills. The pain in your arms and the weakness that can come along with it means you are unable to lift the weight that you would have normally been able to before the pain. Because of this, you are unable to perform some of the duties at work you would normally be able to.. Your supervisor might even have to send you home on medical leave or even terminate you from your job. This can cause quite a few negative effects in the long run. If ...
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A reactive head restraint and car seat system designed to reduce whiplash in rear-end vehicle collisions has been unveiled by engineers at Loughborough University.. The unique concept has been brought to life using linkage analysis which demonstrates how the head restraint and car seat react simultaneously, when the body of the occupant begins to push against the seat back during a rear-end collision.. Memis Acar, Professor of Mechanics in the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering, said the results from the simulation, based on a rigid human model positioned in driving posture, showed that the integration of a reactive head restraint and car seat would be very effective in reducing the occurrence of whiplash.. The simulations were carried out by student Rickie Bewsher for his individual project as part of his Mechanical Engineering (MEng) degree.. During a rear-end collision, the head restraint adjusts itself to an elevated position and closer to the occupants ...
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Whiplash is a type of neck strain that occurs when the head is forced backward and then forward. This is also known as cervical acceleration-deceleration injury. It arises when the body is in motion and then suddenly stops with the head whipping back and forth at the neck due to this instantaneous change in speed. This causes stretching and even tearing of the ligaments, muscles and tendons.. There can also be intervertebral disc and facet joint injury. In severe cases the bones may also be involved and whiplash can lead to fractures. In addition there is usually some degree of injury to the nerves in the area, such as compression, stretching and so on. Along with the neck injury, whiplash is often accompanied by a concussion. This is a result of the brain striking the inside of the skull with the sudden and forceful head movements.. Read more on whiplash and concussion.. ...
Whiplash is not a formal medical term. It is a lay term for an injury to the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) of the neck, although whiplash can also include injuries to the joints between the neck vertebrae, the disks in the neck, and the roots of the nerves that branch out of the spinal cord.. Whiplash is caused by the sudden deceleration of a car in a collision. This sudden deceleration causes a persons head to bob back and forth. The medical definition of what happens to the persons neck is that it has a sudden extension and flexion.. Because the definition of whiplash can cover many different types of injury, whiplash can have many different symptoms. In general, whiplash symptoms include neck or upper back pain or stiffness, shoulder pain or stiffness, headache, dizziness, or a burning or itching sensation in the neck, shoulders, or arms. If the car collision was severe, whiplash can also cause memory loss, difficulty in concentration, sleep disturbances, fatigue, or ...
A BioRID (biofidelic rear impact dummy) representing a 50th percentile adult male was seated in the front passenger seat of six new vehicle models in a series of low-speed crash tests. The neck injury criterion (NIC) and other dummy responses that may indicate whiplash injury risk were recorded. Both front-into- rear and rear-into-barrier tests with an average velocity change of 11 km/h were conducted. Head restraints were tested in both adjusted (up) and unadjusted (down) positions. Damage to all models was minor, and longitudinal vehicle accelerations were low (less than 7 g). Neck extension angles and bending moments were much less than injury assessment reference values (IARV) (80 degrees and 57 Nm, respectively), indicating low risk of hyperextension injuries. Neck tension and transverse forces also were less than IARVs used to indicate the risk of more serious neck injuries. NICs recorded on the BioRID during these tests were in the range recorded from volunteers who did not experience ...
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Researchers at Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, in a first of its kind study compared a group of whiplash patients with a group of ankle injury