Acute Neck Whiplash: Who Ya Gonna Call?What do general practitioners, family physicians, and chiropractors think about the treatment of whiplash injury? That's what this study is all about. Two doctors at the University of Alberta in Canada talked to 362 doctors and 88 chiropractors. They asked each of these doctors questions about treating adults with acute whiplash injury.
The authors report the following beliefs:
Doctors and chiropractors did agree on several other points. Most believed that encouraging activity, even with pain, is important during recovery from whiplash. They agreed that guidelines for managing these patients would be helpful. And they agreed that exercise therapy is helpful in acute whiplash.
Robert Ferrari, MD, FRCPC, FACP, and Anthony Science Russell, MD, FRCPC. Survey of General Practitioner, Family Physician, and Chiropractor's Beliefs Regarding the Management of Acute Whiplash Patients. In Spine. October 1, 2004. Vol. 29. No. 19. Pp. 2173-2177.
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