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Less Than 1 In 10 Whiplash Patients Continue Treatment After Legal Action Settlement

More than 90 percent of whiplash patients fail to return for additional treatment once their legal action is completed.

The finding is from a unpublished study of 100 patients attending the Mater Hospital pain management service, revealed in a paper by two leading neurosurgeons..

According to the Irish Times, Jack Philips and Ciaran Bolger, neurosurgeons at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin describe whiplash as a 'concept' surrounded by 'myths' and not based on scientific evidence.

A separate study of patients of a Galway spinal surgeon found that just 10 of 301 were seen in his clinic after their litigation came to an end.

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