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Back pain is annoying to many people but for some it can have serious consequences. The risk of being away from work due to sickness increases when one has to carry out physically demanding work, and with that comes increased risk of losing one’s job as the consequence of having to go on sick leave. For about 10 % of everyone, who develops lower back pain, the pain becomes chronic, rendering them unfit for work with subsequent sick leave and unemployment in the end.


In most cases it is impossible to determine one single reason for back pain; the…

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Busy and inspiring days at the CARL summit

Since Monday, the 13 young CARL fellows have been fully occupied with the first of three summits.


The summit is held at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense, Denmark. It is an inspiring mix of talks, workshops and social features, intended to bring the researchers together as a strong group within research in the chiropractic field. During the summit, the researchers have had presentations from a long line of researchers in management in theory and practice, how to construct a career as a researcher and how to become a good Head of Research.


They have also…

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13 young gifted researchers in the chiropractic field meet this coming week at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and the Institute of Chiropractic and Clinical Biomechanics (NIKKB) for a summit in the international researcher development programme Chiropractic Academy for Research Leadership (CARL). During the summit they will gather inspiration and knowledge for their continued work as researchers as well as build a strong network.


The summit is held at NIKKB and the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics. During the week, the 13 young researchers will participate in a number of activities where they will meet inspirational…

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Don’t forget to take part in Researchers’ Day, when you attend the ECU Convention in Limassol in Cyprus in May.


The convention itself takes place from May 25th to May 27th 2017 but on May 24th, the European Academy of Chiropractic hosts Researchers’ Day, where you can become updated on  recent research in muscle and joint disease and hear more about how interviews and observation may be used in chiropractic research.


Come and listen to a strong team of researchers from Denmark, USA, United Kingdom and Norway. They will present interesting thoughts, which will trigger your mind. Researchers'…

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Research project receives substantial financial support

A new research project focussing on work retention in employees with musculoskeletal and physically demanding jobs has been awarded 1.5 m. Danish Kroner (approx. 200 000 €) in financial backing from the Danish Working Environment Research Fund.


The project is named “Way to go – Development of a joint effort to prevent, retain at work and rehabilitate employees with musculoskeletal disease and physically demanding work”.


Despite a general decrease in sickness absence statistics in Denmark in recent years, musculoskeletal pain continues to be a major cause of work disability in cleaners and other workers with physically demanding…

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