Shifting away from pain: Neurocognitive approach to explain and predict the response to the modern neuroscience approach for treating patients with whiplash associated disorders Ghent University
Acute pain helps us to avoid danger. When pain becomes chronic, however, and there is no (longer)
tissue damage, it can be very disabling. Chronic whiplash-associated disorder (WAD) is one type of
chronic pain, typically characterized by neck pain. Many patients with WAD show poor treatment
responses, presenting a challenge for rehabilitation. Recently, a new treatment was proposed: the
modern pain neuroscience approach. ...