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I recently heard the term, late whiplash syndrome. What does it mean?


Late whiplash syndrome, LWS, is the presence of pain, restriction of motion or other symptoms six months or more after a whiplash injury. Restrictions may be in areas such as the ability to return to normal activities such as driving, work, or recreation. E. Williamson, et al. A systematic literature review of psychological factors and the development of late whiplash syndrome. PAIN. 2008.Vol. 135. Pp. 20-30.

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