Pathology and Treatment of Traumatic Cervical Spine Syndrome: Whiplash Injury

-Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD) have long been recognized as a multifaceted set of conditions resulting from neck trauma, often associated with auto accidents, sports injuries, physical abuse, or other traumatic incidents. Over the years, the understanding of WAD has evolved, encompassing a broader spectrum of symptoms beyond the initial manifestations. This article delves into the intricacies of WAD, examining its historical context, classification, neurological symptoms, and the diverse array of manifestations that can arise from this complex syndrome.

Persistent Pain Among Older Adults Discharged Home From the Emergency Department After Motor Vehicle Crash

-As the number of older drivers involved in motor vehicle crashes is projected to double over the next two decades, it becomes imperative to unravel the intricate web of persistent pain and its consequences in this vulnerable demographic. A prospective study, encompassing 161 older adults aged 65 years or older, evaluated the incidence, risk factors, and repercussions of persistent pain following motor vehicle crashes. This exploration, conducted across eight emergency departments in four no-fault insurance states, sheds light on a crucial yet often overlooked facet of geriatric healthcare.

Low-Velocity Motor Vehicle Collision Characteristics Associated with Claimed Low Back Pain

-Low back pain (LBP) is a pervasive health concern, affecting a significant portion of the global population. This study delves into the intriguing nexus of low-velocity motor vehicle collisions and claims of LBP, shedding light on the complexities surrounding injury reports, collision characteristics, and pre-existing medical conditions. As the first investigation to scrutinize medical history associated with claimed LBP in low-speed collisions, the findings challenge conventional notions and underscore the need for a nuanced understanding of the factors contributing to post-collision low back pain.