Edition 1
By Gerard A. Malanga, MD and Scott Nadler, DO

Publication Date: 17 Dec 2001
Cervical whiplash injuries continue to be a common problem throughout the industrialized world. Despite recent scientific developments, unhelpful treatment of whiplash injuries such as prolonged immobilization, passive modalities, and unnecessary surgery exist. Many patients with chronic pain are labelled as having "psychological problems." Overtreatment and excessive use of diagnostic imaging are common. Relatively recent developments in this field, backed by extensive study, have initiated an evolution in the treatment of whiplash injury.

Key Features

  • Dr. Malanga is a well-known expert in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation, particularly in spinal medicine and orthopedics.
  • The entire book focuses only on whiplash, providing an extremely in-depth treatment.
  • Relatively recent developments in this field, backed by extensive study, have initiated an evolution in the treatment of whiplash injury. Thus, there is a need for a comprehensive presentation of the changed thinking.
  • Includes coverage of the Quebec Whiplash Study.
About the author
By Gerard A. Malanga, MD, Director, Sports, Spine and Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation, Associate Professor, UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School, West Orange, NJ, USA and Scott Nadler, DO, Director of Sports Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, UMDNJ, Newark, NJ, USA
Table of Contents
1. Whiplash: A Continuing Dilema in the 21st Century
2. Anatomy of the Cervical Spine
3. The Biomechanics ofWhiplash
4. The Pathophysiology of Whiplash
5. Whiplash-Associated Disorders: Prognosis After Injury
6. New Concepts in Head Restraint Technology in the Prevention of Whiplash Injury
7. The Clinical Picture of Whiplash Injury
8. Whiplash-Related Headache
9. Mandibular Whiplash
10. Whiplash-Induced Cervical Facet Joint Syndrome
11. Cervical Disc Pain and Radiculopathy After Whiplash
12. Spinal Cord Injury Following Motor Vehicle Accidents
13. Mild Traumatic Brain Injuryand Postconcussion Syndrome
14. Myofascial Pain After Whiplash Injury
15. PsychologicalFactors in the Treatment of Chronic Pain Associated with Whiplash
16. Imaging of Whiplash Injuries
17. The Electrodiagnosis Evaluation of Whiplash Injuries: A Practical Approach
18. Rehabilitation of Whiplash Injuries
19. The Role of Chiropractic Treatment in Whiplash Injury
20. Medications in the Treatment of Whiplash-Associated Disorders
21. Interventional Spine Procedures for Cervical Whiplash
22. Complementary Medicine in the Treatment of Whiplash Injuries
23. Late Whiplash Syndrome: Current Psychological Theory and Practice
24. Surgical Indications Following Whiplash Injury
25. The Legal System and Soft Tissue Injuries
26. The Future of Whiplash-Associated Injuries

Book details
ISBN: 9781560534389
Page Count: 0
Retail Price : £42.99
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation specialists, Spine Surgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, Emergency Med Physicians, Sports Medicine practitioners.
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