Science World Report, in January 2014, reported on a study conducted by a research team at the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina. The study found that chronic neck pain is common for those involved in violent car crashes. Victims from 8 unique ER departments were studied across four states. It’s the first large study to review musculoskeletal pain of car accident victims in the US.
A month and a half after the initial evaluation, almost 7 out of 10 patients said they still had musculoskeletal pain in at least one part of their body. One out of 3 said they had pain in more than four 4 body regions.
The findings of the study present strong evidence that many people who complain of chronic pain after a car accident are telling the truth about the pain they are experiencing. One party involved in the study, Dr. Samuel, was concerned that patients weren’t being believed as to the seriousness of their injuries. He hoped the study would help the medical profession and the public know that these chronic pain conditions are real, they are common, and that the victims should be believed.
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