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Whiplash Injury: Perspectives on the Development of Chronic Pain compiles the proceedings of the March, 2014 IASP Research Symposium into one convenient volume, providing state-of-the-art information on the biopsychosocial factors involved in the development and course of chronic pain after whiplash. Global experts in biomechanics, anatomy, psychology, and clinical practice focus on ways to advance research, understanding, prevention, and treatment, with a collaborative point of view that benefits both pain researchers and clinicians who treat patients with whiplash.
Topics range from neurobiological mechanisms of pain, clinical pain, and disability assessment to psychosocial aspects, as well as future treatment options for chronic whiplash patients. This unique volume provides an overview of current knowledge on:
• Epidemiology • Clinical aspects of short- and long-term consequences of mild traumatic neck injury • Ongoing biomechanical studies in animals, specimens, and humans who sustain neck injuries • Prospective identification of the risk factors for widespread pain and chronicity after neck injury • Factors to consider in developing innovative and integrative prevention and intervention programs • and more.
6 x 9
January 14, 2016
About The Author(s)
- Helge Kasch MD, PhD
- Dennis C. Turk PhD
John & Emma Bonica Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Research, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
- Troels S Jensen MD, DMSc
Table of contents
1. Mechanisms of Joint Pain
2. Pain Signaling Systems from Injured Cervical Facet Joints
Meagan E. Ita and Beth A. Winkelstein
3. Morphology and Whiplash Injuries
Brian D. Stemper and Brian D. Corner
4. Reorganized Motor and Sensorimotor Control in Whiplash: Implications for Training
Deborah Falla and Gwendolen Jull
5. Trigeminal Pain and Sensitization: Proposal of a New Stochastic Model
Peter Svensson and Abhishek Kumar
6. Qualifying Dysfunction in Whiplash Injury: Old Questions, New Methods
James M. Elliott and David M. Walton
7. What is Needed to Establish Valid Predictors of WAD Recovery?
Linda J. Carroll and Fatemeh Vakilian
8. How Do We Prevent the Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain after Whiplash Injury?
9. The Clinical Examination for Risk Factors in Whiplash Trauma
10. Neurobiologic Mechanisms of Whiplash
Samuel A. McLean
11. A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Motor Vehicle Collisions: Beyond Forces, Flexion, & Fractures
Dennis C. Turk and James P. Robinson
12. Improving Psychologically Oriented Treatments for WAD
Steven J. Linton
13. Pre-collision Risk Factors, Illness-Related Cognition and Recovery After Acute Whiplash Trauma
Tina Birgitte, Wisbech Carstensen, and Lisbeth Frostholm
14. Manual and Exercise Therapies in Whiplash Associated Disorders
'Chapters are short
, nicely written
, well illustrate
d, and well referenced'
'the only concise
book on the topic'
'highlights the complexity of whiplash-associated chronic pain disorders
and shows a way forward, based on the evidence'
'a must read
for all chronic pain specialists'-Doodys Publishers' Club, February 12, 2016
Weighted Numerical Score: 91 - 4 Stars!
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