CAR CRASHES AND CHRONIC PAIN
"The great majority of these individuals are discharged to home after emergency department evaluation, but a subset of these individuals develop motor vehicle collision-related widespread pain which is characterized by substantial suffering and functional loss. We believe that our research indicates that doctors have to start treating these individuals with persistent widespread pain very early, and not wait for the pain to resolve in itself." - June Hu as told to MedPage Today
Interestingly enough, this is not the first time I have heard similar information. Back in the mid-1990's while attending a seminar on WHIPLASH by the venerable Dan Murphy, he was presenting studies (possibly by Gargan & Bannister) who were saying essentially the same thing. In fact, the research from two decades ago revealed that people who were not improving at 30 days and 60 days post-accident, were not very likely to get better --- ever. These were the people who entered the world of CHRONIC PAIN that Hu is speaking about.
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