Screeeeeech….. boom!Whiplash symptoms are caused by actual changes in the brain

The results showed changes in the blood flow in areas of the brain involved in pain perception and processing sensory information from within the body (interoceptive stimuli). These changes, say the researchers, could be down to a mismatch in the way interoceptive stimuli are integrated in pain processing regions.

“With the recent accumulated scientific evidence, we can now say there is something happening in the brain,” said Dr. Vállez García. “I think our study will improve awareness about the disease, of the public and of medical doctors, and help people with chronic whiplash-associated disorders get the decent treatment they need.”

Source: Whiplash symptoms are caused by actual changes in the brain — ScienceDaily