"Surviving Whiplash is a must read for those who have experienced whiplash, as well as those who treat it. … essential for the recovery and treatment of all those who suffer from whiplash."
- Steven K. H. Aung MD, OMD, PhD, FAAFP, CM
- Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical
Sciences(Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery)
- Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine
- Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Rehabilitation
- World Health Organization Advisor (WHO) in the
Standardization of Acupuncture and Cancer
- President, Canadian Medical Acupuncture
Whiplash is the most common injury following motor vehicle collisions and is an important cause of chronic disability.
Conservative estimates suggest that the annual incidence of whiplash is 3.8 cases per 1000 population. In Canada this amounts to 120,000 new cases each year.
6.2% of the population are likely to still experience symptoms referable to current or previous Whiplash-Associated Disorder (WAD)
23% of traffic accident victims, especially those with whiplash-associated injuries, will experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) contributing to a significant incidence of functional disability
Medical and socioeconomic costs associated with whiplash amount to billions of dollars annually
Incidence of insurance claims for whiplash amount to 1/1000 population each year
It is estimated that 50% of all court filings and 42% of all court jury trials in some jurisdictions are for automobile accident cases