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Table 1 Reported incidence of five separate symptoms, described as disabling by 30 patients prior to surgery.

From: Surgical fasciectomy of the trapezius muscle combined with neurolysis of the Spinal accessory nerve; results and long-term follow-up in 30 consecutive cases of refractory chronic whiplash syndrome

Reason for disability Number of patients
Pain 30
Headache 27
Sleep deprivation 29
Weakness 26
Stiffness 27