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Naturopathic Doctor

Whiplash and Spinal Trauma

  • Emphasize the unique anatomy of the cervical spine as related to spinal trauma.
  • Point put the importance of the uncinate process joints as related do disc herniation, the nerve root, the vertebral artery, and the spinal cord.
  • Explain how cervical spine injury may manifest clinically as low back and leg pain.
  • Explain the role for sleep and sleep’s influence on the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Summarize the influence of sleep on brain neurochemistry.
  • Explain the influence of awareness on an impending collision and the muscles ability to protect joints.
  • Explain how being “caught by surprise” by a collision is related to a poor prognosis for full recovery.
  • Summarize the history of whiplash injuries, including mechanical mechanisms, biological mechanisms, pathology, diagnostics and management.
  • Define the issues that the early whiplash literature got wrong.
  • Emphasize the issues that early whiplash literature got correct.
  • Summarize recent advances in the understanding of whiplash injuries, emphasizing anatomy, diagnostics, pain production and pain suppression.
  • Integrate whiplash trauma, chronic pain, and chiropractic care.
  • Point out the mathematics of how a low speed vehicle to vehicle collision can result in passenger injury.
  • Explain why vehicle damage should not be used as a proxy for passenger injury.
  • Integrate the concepts of awareness, rotation, and pre-accident spondylosis in injury magnitude and prognosis.
  • Define the three phases of soft tissue healing and point out the time sequence for each phase.
  • Justify the clinical interventions that have a positive therapeutic influence on each phase of soft tissue injury healing.
  • Emphasize the concept of motion in the healing of injured soft tissues, especially spinal adjusting (specific manipulation) motion.
  • Quantify acute injury and ultimate recovery(prognosis) by using measurement outcomes.
  • Summarize the biology and published data on treatment frequency and duration for whiplash spinal trauma.
  • Point out published studies relating to recovery and prognosis.
  • Reference the incidence of acceleration of spondylosis in long-term studies following a whiplash injury.

Dan Murphy, DC, DABCO

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