Review: High initial pain intensity is associated with persisting symptoms after whiplash: COMMENTARY

Yelland, Michael
March 2004
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p49
Academic Journal
The article comments on a study conducted to examines the factors determining the prognosis of patients who have had whiplash injury. The findings of the study may alert the clinician to the types of patients who may need more attention. It infers that early intervention may prevent chronicity in such patients, although the evidence for this is very limited. this study should offer hope to patients with factors previously thought to indicate a poor prognosis. This study and other natural history research paint a brighter picture.


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