In 2018, the American authorities (FDA) has approved a laboratory test that reveals mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) after concussion. This is a landmark, long on its way. The research project started in 2001, and was 17 years on its way. WHIPCON has covered the project, earlier.
In spite chronic whiplash patients suffer from concussive symptoms, patients hit by whiplash and similar neck injury, are still in the need for biomarkers and lab tests. Together with the new scans (read more), a lab test could serve as a safe diagnosis.
This could change today’s situation. When far from 100% of whiplash injuries are clear to the doctor, leading to suspicion, once patients claim invisible illness.