The doctors of Whiplash-Utah are actively involved in both staying current on research in this field as well as performing research related to auto accident injury and recovery.

Currently a 5 year (2010-2015) data collection and analysis study is being performed in Utah. When possible, doctors of our group who specialize in Whiplash injuries are being called to the scene of accidents to photo document and record information from the occupants of each vehicle. Those allowing us will be contacted in 3 month, 6 month, 1 year and 2 year intervals to track their various treatments (or lack of treatments) and their recovery. Findings will be posted and hopefully published at the end of the study.

Current Research data:
Dr. HE Crowe first described “whiplash” injury in 1928 at the Western Orthopaedic Association Meeting in San Franscisco – Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine volume 16, Issue 2, February 2009, Pages 53-55

“It is perhaps surprising to think that significant injries can occur following even low speed car collisions but simulated accidents have shown that a 5-nile an hour rear end car collision can result in a positive accceleration of 8.2g and 4.7g of the head and chest, respectively. These forces explain the damage that can occur to an unsupported neck.” -Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine volume 16, Issue 2, February 2009, Pages 53-55

“It is my opinion that beyond a speed change of 5 mph, the risk of injury is
high.” – Brian Henderson reveals the results of his extensive research into the
impact of low-speed-change collisions Personal Injury Law Journal September 2006

“The most common cause of serious pediatric spinal trauma is motor traffic incidents.” – Pediatric Spinal Injury Type and Severity Are Age and Mechanism Dependent Spine; October 1, 2007, Vol. 32, No. 21, pp 2339-2347
Bilston, Lynne E. PhD; Brown, Julie BSc

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