Treatment for Whiplash Injuries

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Private Office, Halifax, Canada
Whiplash Injuries+2 More
Any Age
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

Whiplash injuries following car accident are common, it has been reported to affect 83% of individuals injured in traffic collisions (Yadla S, 2007). The condition is caused by a rapid acceleration followed immediately by a rapid deceleration of the neck and head. The annual North American incidence rate is estimated to be 600 per 100,000 people (Holm LW, 2008). The condition is costly for society and disabling/painful for the patients. Depending on the collision type, the biomechanics of muscles will be affected differently and consequently the clinical presentation will vary. T-bone type of car collisions (when the front of one vehicle strikes the side of another) may induce thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) following compression on the nerve and artery bundle by the scalene muscles (lateral stabilizers of the neck). An appropriate and detailed examination of the patient is necessary to identify the cause of the resulting pain and disability. Once a functional thoracic outlet syndrome is identified the proposal is to treat this with botulinum toxin.

Eligible Conditions

  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

3 of 3
This is further along than 93% of similar trials

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 3 Secondary · Reporting Duration: week 4

WFeek 4
Pinch Test
Week 4
Grip Strength
week 4
Change from baseline in pain disability as assessed using the PDQ at Week 4.
Shoulder Elevation

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

3 of 3
This is further along than 85% of similar trials

Trial Design

0 Treatment Group

15 Total Participants · 0 Treatment Group

Primary Treatment: Treatment · No Placebo Group · Phase 4

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: week 4
Closest Location: Private Office · Halifax, Canada
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2013First Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Whiplash Injuries
11 CompletedClinical Trials

Who is running the clinical trial?

King, David, MDLead Sponsor
1 Previous Clinical Trials
30 Total Patients Enrolled

Eligibility Criteria

Age Any Age · All Participants · 10 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
Patient must have no signs suggesting a radiculopathy that could account for similar symptoms.
You must have had a whiplash accident within the last 3 years.
You have a patient who is 18 years of age or older.
You are a patient of a physician who is fluent in English.

About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.