Treating whiplash-associated disorders?

Combine pain education, exercise therapy, and stress management

  • Start treatment with education on pain, fear, and stress
  • Patient preferences are leading in the selection of exercise therapy modalities
  • Stress management is omnipresent in therapy

Belgian scientists state that there is room for improvement in the treatment of patients with whiplash-associated disorders. Current therapies emphasise the treatment of physical symptoms at the expense of psychosocial factors such as fear, stress and pain catastrophising. In this viewpoint article the pain scientists plead for a multimodal treatment approach, consisting of pain education, cognition-targeted exercise therapy, and stress management.


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