Mar 8, 1986

Early mobilization of acute whiplash injuries

British Medical Journal
K MealyG C Fenelon

Abstract

Acute whiplash injuries are a common cause of soft tissue trauma for which the standard treatment is rest and initial immobilisation with a soft cervical collar. Because the efficacy of this treatment is unknown a randomised study in 61 patients was carried out comparing the standard treatment with an alternative regimen of early active mobilisation. Results showed that eight weeks after the accident the degree of improvement seen in the actively treated group compared with the group given standard treatment was significantly greater for both cervical movement (p less than 0.05) and intensity of pain (p less than 0.0125).

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Whiplash Injuries
Neck
Hypokinesia, Experimental
Soft Tissue
Pain, Splitting
Soft Tissue Route of Drug Administration

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