The significance of pre-existing conditions has been debated since long before I began practicing 23 years ago. The defense position has always been that the reason for the patient complaints is the preexisting condition.
This month a paper was published in the journal INJURY (Volume 41, Issue 2, Pages 144-146). The article, “Can patients with low energy whiplash-associated disorder develop low back pain?” is authored by Nicholas Beattie and Martyn E. Lovell from the University Hospital of South Manchester.
I was reading a chiropractic trade paper and came across a literature review done by Dr. Dan Murphy. In this review, he looks at a study published in the journal Brain Injury (July 2010 24(7-8):988-994)) titled “A Case Controlled study of Cerebellar Tonsillar Ectopia (Chiari) and Head/neck Trauma (whiplash).