Whiplash Injuries

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Dario C. Alpini
  • Guido Brugnoni
  • Antonio Cesarani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. A. Cesarani, C. F. Claussen, D. C. Alpini
    Pages 1-9
  3. General Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. F. Ioppolo, R. S. Rizzo
      Pages 13-16
    3. C. L. Romanò, A. Mondini, S. Brambilla, F. Ioppolo
      Pages 17-25
    4. E. Meani, S. Brambilla, A. Mondini, C. L. Romanò, F. Ioppolo
      Pages 43-54
    5. G. Meola, E. Bugiardini, E. Scelzo
      Pages 55-64
    6. A. Bettinelli, M. Leonardi, E. P. Mangiagalli, P. Cecconi
      Pages 65-74
  4. Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. D. C. Alpini, G. Brugnoni, A. Cesarani, P. M. Bavera
      Pages 77-87
    3. M. Magnusson, M. Karlberg, C. Mariconda, A. Bucalossi, G. Dalmazzo
      Pages 89-94
    4. P. M. Gagey, D. C. Alpini, E. Brunetta
      Pages 95-105
    5. R. Boniver, D. C. Alpini, G. Brugnoni
      Pages 107-115
    6. M. Albano, D. C. Alpini, G. V. Carbone
      Pages 127-137
    7. D. C. Alpini, A. Cesarani, A. Hahn
      Pages 139-149
  5. Evaluation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. A. Cesarani, D. C. Alpini, D. Brambilla, F. Di Berardino
      Pages 153-164
    3. M. Magnusson, A. Hahn
      Pages 165-170
    4. P. L. Ghilardi, A. Casani, B. Fattori, R. Kohen-Raz, D. C. Alpini
      Pages 171-184
    5. S. Barozzi, B. Monti, D. C. Alpini, F. Di Berardino
      Pages 185-195
    6. D. C. Alpini, V. Mattei, D. Riva, F. Di Berardino
      Pages 197-212
    7. F. Di Berardino, D. C. Alpini, L. Pugnetti, V. Mattei, B. Franz
      Pages 223-232
    8. M. Spanio, S. Rigo, D. C. Alpini
      Pages 233-239
    9. A. Salami, M. C. Medicina, M. Dellepiane
      Pages 241-250
    10. D. C. Alpini, A. Cesarani, E. Merlo
      Pages 251-256
  6. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. E. A. Pallestrini, E. Castello, G. Garaventa, F. Ioppolo, F. Di Berardino
      Pages 259-268
    3. I. Odkvist, L. M. Odkvist, S. Negrini, C. Mariconda
      Pages 269-279
    4. G. Brugnoni, C. Correggia, C. Mariconda
      Pages 281-289
    5. S. Negrini, P. Sibilla, S. Atanasio, G. Brugnoni
      Pages 291-303
    6. A. Cesarani, D. C. Alpini, E. Filipponi
      Pages 315-320
    7. M. Osio, L. Brunati, G. Abello, A. Mangoni
      Pages 321-325
    8. M. Savini, D. C. Alpini, A. Cesarani
      Pages 327-332
    9. D. C. Alpini, A. Cesarani, M. De Bellis, R. Kohen-Raz, D. Riva
      Pages 333-341
    10. M. Forni
      Pages 343-349
    11. E. Spadini
      Pages 351-353
    12. P. L. Ghilardi, C. Borsari, A. Casani, L. Bonuccelli, B. Fattori
      Pages 373-379
  7. Conclusive Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. D. C. Alpini, G. Brugnoni, A. Cesarani
      Pages 383-399
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 401-404

About this book


The new edition of this book provides an up-to-date and comprehensive overview of whiplash-associated disorders, focusing in particular on a functional approach to clinical and instrumental diagnosis and rehabilitative treatment. It fully reflects the changes in our understanding of whiplash injuries since the first edition, and in particular the increased awareness that whiplash is a whole-body trauma in which forces act progressively from the lumbar region to the brain, through the cervical spine. Detailed attention is paid to the functional connections between the sense organs of the inner ear, the sympathetic system, and the spine with a view to optimizing diagnosis and treatment. It is explained how various treatment options can be employed to best effect in patients with different symptoms, following, but updating, the well-known Quebec Task Force guidelines. Underestimated aspects such as positional vertigo, somatic tinnitus, temporomandibular disorders, and back pain are also considered. This book will be an invaluable tool in everyday clinical practice for all who are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of whiplash injury.


Evaluation Inner ear Posturology Treatment Vestibular rehabilitation Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD)

Editors and affiliations

  • Dario C. Alpini
    • 1
  • Guido Brugnoni
    • 2
  • Antonio Cesarani
    • 3
  1. 1.ENT-Otoneurology ServiceIRCCS “Don Carlo Gnocchi” FoundationMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Italian Academy of Manual MedicineItalian Institute for AuxologyMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of Clinical Sciences and Community HealthUniversity of MilanMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5485-1
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5486-8
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