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Whiplash and Related Headaches

1st Edition

Edited by Bernard Swerdlow

CRC Press

1,104 pages

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Hardback: 9781574442328
pub: 1998-12-23
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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.


"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."

-Pat Gallant

"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

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

Cluster Headache

Sinus 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

Headache Treatments

Long Term Outlook for the Whiplash Patient.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEALTH & FITNESS / Pain Management
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Neurology