Sunday, June 03, 2007

Minimal Care May Be Best for Whiplash - CME Teaching Brief® - MedPage Today

Whiplash patients may benefit from benign neglect, according to researchers here.

In a cohort of patients in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, aggressive treatment of whiplash was associated with a slower time to recovery, according to Pierre Côté, D.C., Ph.D., of Toronto's University Health Network.

The finding replicated a previous observation by the same authors, but in an independent population and with a different medical insurance scheme, Dr. Côté and colleagues reported in the June issue of Arthritis Care & Research.

The best choice for patients was two or fewer visits to a generalist, while the worst was more than six visits to the doctor, combined with chiropractic care, the researchers found.

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