Soft tissue and whiplash injuries: The current evidence base

Book Section

Soft tissue or 'whiplash' injuries following trauma, particularly motor vehicle accidents, are common. Estimated yearly incidence of whiplash injuries exceeds 1 million [1]. The impact of whiplash injuries extends beyond that of a short-lived soft tissue injury. Persistent pain and disability as well as psychosocial effects can occur and often entail comprehensive individual as well as social costs. This chapter summarizes the presentation, assessment, treatment and prognostic factors associated with whiplash injuries.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Burn, M; Fernandez-Moure, J; Tasciotti, E; Weiner, BK

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Book Title

  • Cervical Spine Injuries: Epidemiology, Long-Term Outcomes and Complications

Start / End Page

  • 13 - 18

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781634635981

Citation Source

  • Scopus