Whiplash-associated disorder: Musculoskeletal pain and related clinical findings

Sterling, Michele (2011) Whiplash-associated disorder: Musculoskeletal pain and related clinical findings. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 19 4: 194-200. doi:10.1179/106698111X13129729551949

Author Sterling, Michele
Title Whiplash-associated disorder: Musculoskeletal pain and related clinical findings
Journal name Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1066-9817
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1179/106698111X13129729551949
Volume 19
Issue 4
Start page 194
End page 200
Total pages 7
Place of publication Leeds, W. Yorks., United Kingdom
Publisher Maney Publishing
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The aim of this paper was to review the physical and psychological processes associated with whiplash-associated disorders. There is now much scientific data available to indicate the presence of disturbed nociceptive processing, stress system responses, muscle and motor changes as well as psychological factors in both acute and chronic whiplash-associated disorders. Some of these factors seem to be associated with the transition from acute to chronic pain and have demonstrated prognostic capacity. Further investigation is required to determine if these processes can be modified and if modification will lead to improved outcomes for this condition. The burden of whiplash injuries, the high rate of transition to chronicity, and evidence of limited effects of current management on transition rates demand new directions in evaluation and management. The understanding of processes underlying this condition is improving and this lays the foundation for the development of more effective management approaches.
Keyword WAD
Musculoskeletal pain
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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