Review by Dan Murphy, D.C
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – British Volume,
Volume 92-B, Issue 6, pp. 853-855
J. Rooker, M. Bannister, R. Amirfeyz, B. Squires, M. Gargan, G. Bannister
Once again, this study shows that a significant number of those injured in whiplash trauma will suffer with chronic symptoms. Thirty years after being injured:
45% are completely recovered.
40% retain nuisance symptoms.
15% have significant symptoms and impairments, requiring ongoing treatment.
Psychological distress is common in the chronic group.
It is not unusual for maximum improvement to take 2 years.
Most patients with chronic symptoms at 2 years will continue to have chronic symptoms 30 years later.
Dr. Dan Murphy graduated magna cum laude from Western States Chiropractic College in 1978. He received Diplomat status in Chiropractic Orthopedics in 1986. Since 1982, Dr. Murphy has served part-time as undergraduate faculty at Life Chiropractic College West, currently teaching classes to seniors in the management of spinal disorders. He has taught more than 2000 postgraduate continuing education seminars. Dr. Murphy is a contributing author to both editions of the book Motor Vehicle Collision Injuries and to the book Pediatric Chiropractic. Hundreds of detailed Article Reviews, pertinent to chiropractors and their patients, are available at Dr. Murphy’s web page, www.danmurphydc.com.