Fatty Infiltration in the Cervical Extensor Muscles in Persistent Whiplash-Associated Disorders: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis
As a chiropractor, I’ve obviously got some unique perspectives on this issue. It is well documented that a large percentage of patients who experience whiplash type injuries have significant pain 10 yrs later. I firmly believe this is the result of imcomplete treatment following the injury. Strengthening and stretching as done by standard physical therapy procedures will NOT address pathology within the muscles, and adjusting alone will also not impact the muscles either. Full recovery requires a strong approach to both the joints and the muscles.
This article probably won’t show up on the desks of insurance adjusters; many would have their injured patients believe they should be all healed up in a few visits.