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Concussion and whiplash: a comparison of neck magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features

This study aims to find out if people with persistent neck pain after a concussion have similar neck problems to those found in people after whiplash. We’ll do this by comparing modern MRI scans of the neck.

We are seeking people with:

  • Persistent symptoms arising from a medically confirmed concussion at least three months ago, including neck pain.
  • Neck pain that is affecting daily activities (e.g. sleeping, reading, work)
  • Physical signs of a neck problem such as limited movement or neck tenderness
  • Aged between 18-55 years

Participants will be asked to attend two appointments, each approx. 45 minutes. The first is a clinical assessment and will involve questions about your well-being, while the second involves an MRI scan.
These will be completed at the School of Physiotherapy and Pacific Radiology, both in central Dunedin.

To participate

If you are interested in participating, or would like more information please contact:

Ewan Kennedy (Principal investigator)
Phone: 479 5424

School of Physiotherapy | 325 Great King St
University of Otago | Dunedin 9054

This project has been reviewed and approved by the Health and Disability Ethics Committee, Reference: 16/NTB/213