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Is there a relationship between physical activity level and back pain in adolescents?

The level of physical activity among adolescents can influence their risk of developing back pain, a new study by a group of researchers including Jan Hartvigsen and Lise Hestbæk from NIKKB/Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics (IOB) at the University of Southern Denmark has revealed.

 

The more physically active, the greater the risk of back pain, the study concludes. The researchers followed a group of adolescents aged 11 to 13 over a two year period to study to what degree physical activity caused pain in the neck, back and lower back during the two years.

 

The participants…

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In 2016, the European Centre for Chiropractic Research Excellence (ECCRE) awarded grants totalling more than 3000 000 € to research projects. Now, researchers can apply for funding for their research projects again. Funding will primarily be awarded as co-funding of projects.

 

The deadline for applications for funding from ECCRE this year is March 1st 2017. Follow the link below to get to the relevant application forms:
http://www.nikkb.dk/about-eccre/deadline-eccre-grant-applications-2017

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How and why do sports injuries typically occur in children and adolescents?

For some time there has been increasing focus on activity and sports among children and adolescents, and there are many advantages in increased activity and participation in sport. However, the increase in sports activities among children and adolescents also causes an increase in sports injuries. Now a group of researchers have conducted a systematic literature review to provide an overview of the most common injuries in a number of sports and where they may occur. The overview is of particular interest to chiropractors who treat many athletes, children and young people, but there are also interesting points for other chiropractors.…

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Jan Hartvigsen is the world's leading expert in musculoskeletal pain

A recently published ranking from Expertscape ranks in Jan Hartvigsen as the world's leading researcher in musculoskeletal pain.

The ranking is published on the website www.expertscape.com. It is based on an assessment of publications of scientific articles in the past 10 years by Jan Hartvigsen and other researchers. Expertscape evaluated published articles registered by Pubmed about a given subject area using defined objective parameters and ranked researchers on the basis of this assessment.

 

The ranking is a great recognition of Jan Hartvigsen’s work and influence within the musculoskeletal area, and he is naturally both pleased and proud…

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Be aware of teenagers’ muscle and skeletal problems – they could continue into adulthood

Research indicates that children and teenagers who are hit by musculoskeletal diseases (MSK) are in danger of having to battle chronic recurring pain as adults and continue to be a large burden on the health system. A new article focussing on regional pain syndromes such as non-specific back pain or shoulder pain among children and teenagers presents an overview over interesting and useful knowledge for clinicians who encounter MSK-disease in this age group.

 

A serious problem – for life
Lower back pain and neck pain account for more disability among 15 – 19 year olds than e.g. asthma, alcohol- and…

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