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Human Studies

2022 Jan 07

Chiropr Man Therap



Advanced magnetic resonance imaging of chronic whiplash patients: a clinical practice-based feasibility study.


Uhrenholt L, Brix L, Wichmann T O, Pedersen M, Ringgaard S, Jensen T S
Chiropr Man Therap. 2022 Jan 07; 30(1):2.
PMID: 34996490.


Whiplash injury is common following road traffic crashes affecting millions worldwide, with up to 50% of the injured developing chronic symptoms and 15% having a reduced working capability due to ongoing disability. Many of these patients receive treatment in primary care settings based upon clinical and diagnostic imaging findings. Despite the identification of different types of injuries in the whiplash patients, clinically significant relationships between injuries and chronic symptoms remains to be fully established. This study investigated the feasibility of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques including quantitative diffusion weighted imaging and measurements of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow as novel non-invasive biomarkers in a population of healthy volunteers and chronic whiplash patients recruited from a chiropractic clinic for the purpose of improving our understanding of whiplash injury.