In 1987, The Quebec Task Force, under the esteemed leadership of Dr. Walter Spitzer, presented us with a classic work on low back pain entitled “Scientific Approach to the Assessment and Management of Activity-Related Spinal Disorders: A Monograph for Clinicians.” Today, that piece remains a significant reference to which many frequently refer.
The Quebec Task Force has again, in this issue, provided us with an objective review of whiplash-associated disorders (WAD). The work by the Task Force was sponsored by the Société d'assurance automobile du Quebec (or SAAQ). It is our pleasure to have a brief introduction to this monograph by Dr. Nikolai Bogduk, Newcastle, Australia, an expert in cervical spine disorders and pain.
Dr. James N. Weinstein