Pathophysiology of Whiplash Associated Disorders: Theories and Controversies
The term “whiplash” already suggests difficulties in assessing this problem. Patients suffering from “whiplash” or “whiplash associated disorders” (WAD) are defined as having been exposed to similar types of trauma or sometimes even similar mode of impact, rather than as having a certain type of lesion or set of symptoms [1,2]. The origin of the term “whiplash” is attributed to H. Crowe  who suggested a trauma to the cervico-cranial junction based on the mechanisms of acceleration and deceleration of the head at impact.
KeywordsEssential Tremor Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Whiplash Injury Diffuse Axonal Injury Whiplash Associate Disorder
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