Whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) include heaviness or tingling in the arms, dizziness, ringing in the ears, vision changes, fatigue, poor concentration or memory, and difficulty sleeping. Depression follows if the pain doesn’t get better.
Archive for the 'Whiplash' Category
Once again, less is more. (more…)
The journal Postgraduate Medicine has a good review article on whiplash. Although it is dated (published in 2001), healthcare professionals and other humans should find it informative.
The most interesting statement in light of an earlier post on this site regarding the intensity of care and recovery is the following.
An article in the Archives of Internal Medicine reports that patients who see general practitioners and receive a “low intensity of care” recover from their injuries more quickly compared with those who see general practitioners for more intensive care.
- Patients who see chiropractors and a medical practitioner have slower recoveries.
- Those who see only chiropractors and receive a high intensity of care have the slowest recovery.
In other words, the more intensive care provided by a more specialized healthcare provider results in the slowest recover.
“It is unclear whether this, in some cases disabling, condition can be prevented by early intervention,” says Dr. Alice Kongsted from the University of Southern Denmark in Ringe. “Active interventions have been recommended but have not been compared with information only.”
Now they have. (more…)