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Whiplash-associated disorders 

Whiplash-associated disorders
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Whiplash-associated disorders
Author(s):

Rouin Amirfeyz

, Simon Kelley

, Martin Gargan

, and Gordon Bannister

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.012041
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date: 15 December 2018

Whiplash costs UK economy approximately £3.64 billion per year

Most occur after rear end vehicle collision

Patients present with neck pain and stiffness, occipital headache, thoracolumbar back pain and upper limb pain and parasthesia

Over 66% make a full recovery but 2% will be permanently disabled

The outcome can be predicted in 70% after three months.

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