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Bumpy road to RTW with whiplash injuries

RTWMatters team

For people with chronic whiplash-related disorders, RTW is a difficult process, with alternating progress and setbacks. Support at work, and better planning around treatment both help.

Whiplash-associated disorders (WADs) are neck problems that develop due to an accident involving acceleration and deceleration, for example a car crash. Some WADs resolve reasonably quickly while others entail chronic pain and disability. Compared to people with other types of musculoskeletal problems, individuals with chronic WADs are likely to have a slower return to work, or not return to work at all. Those who do return to work may experience...

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