Whiplash Injury: Frequent Brain Lesions Studied Through Brain Electric Tomography – LORETA –
A total of 46 patients have been chosen from our “Neurofisiología Oftalmológica” Data Bank with whiplash injury – Type 4 . Cervico-encephalic syndrome.
They were studied with S-Low Resolution Brain Electric Tomography (S-LORETA), and their results were compared vs. 100 normal patients.
Using Loreta and SNPM in our patients allow us to determine which are the most affected areas, and therefrom the cybernetic mechanism involved in the trauma.
The areas with highest activity of Delta and Theta type are located, in every patient, in frontal zones, BA 10 and BA 11, indicating independently of the whiplash, if it has been posterior of frontal.
The second phenomenon observed in all patients is irritation of temporal and parietal areas prevailing towards left BA 42, 22, and 43, appearing Beta 1 and Beta 2 rhythm.
The symptomatology of these patients can be explained and treated counting on diagnostic methods capable of demonstrating lesions in different brain areas.