Surgery may work for whiplash pain

SOME people suffering from chronic whiplash pain may get substantial relief with cervical fusion surgery, say Swedish researchers.

The controversial finding runs counter to the last two published reviews, which found no evidence of a benefit from surgery following whiplash injury.

But the researchers from Stockholm’s Karolinska Hospital say this may be because no randomised trials have been conducted until now.

Their study identified 49 whiplash patients suffering from long-term pain who had symptoms indicating a segmental problem (persistent

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