This book explains the physical reasons for continued pain caused by whiplash and related head trauma, which affects an estimated 7 to 12 million Americans each year and costs the U.S. approximately $20 billion annually in lost work days and medical and legal expenses. The author was one of the foremost headache specialists in the U.S.
This is a useful book for the medical and legal professions, the insurance industry, the headache sufferer, and anyone with a curiosity about headaches and why they can totally disrupt the quality of life in some patients, at times even to the point of total incapacitation.
Table of Contents
An Old Problem
Classification of Headaches
Theories of Head Pain (Why Does Your Head Hurt?)
The Headache Intake Form
Tension Type Headache
Daily Chronic Headache
Other Conditions Causing Headaches
Headaches in Children
How to Diagnose Headaches
Post Traumatic Headache Syndrome
Whiplash (Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration Syndrome CAD)
Biomechanics of Whiplash (CAD)
Anatomy of the Head and Neck
Injuries to the Head and Neck Anatomy Causing Headache
Injury to the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)
A Newer Concept, The Cervicogenic Headache Introduction to Neuropsychology
Neuropsychology of Minor Head Injury
Psychiatric Considerations of Post Traumatic Patients: Malingering, Factitious Illness, and Other Confusing Diagnoses
Problems in the Courtroom: The Lawyer's Viewpoint
Examination of the Patient
Long Term Outlook for the Whiplash Patient.
"Lisa Chandler of the Headway National Head Association Ltd., Hampshire, England, wrote to you asking for help regarding a male patient, Mr. Hedley Wooldrige. . . There is a book published fairly recently that pertains to just this kind of head trauma. It's really an excellent book, written by the late Dr. Bernard Swerdlow, MD, entitled "Whiplash and Related Headaches" published by CRC Press of Boca Raton, Florida."
"Dr. Swerdlow has taken a complex subject, one which is often misunderstood, and often wrongly atttributed to psychological problems or to malingerers who are exaggerating their problems in order to obtain financial rewards from the insurance industry, and made it understandable in a clear and concise fashion."
-William G. Speed III, M.D., from the
Foreword to This Book